Contrary to reports, Chrome 55 continues to render Flash

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Google last week released Chrome 55, but contrary to reports the browser has not yet begun to block content rendered by Adobe's Flash Player.

In August, Google laid out steps it would take to retreat from Flash. As of Chrome 55, only Flash content on 10 sites, including Amazon, Facebook and YouTube, was supposed to display -- and then only after an acknowledgement by the user. For all other sites, Chrome 55 was to render HTML5 content, if it was available, but not that for Flash.

Although several technology news sites and blogs said Chrome 55 was blocking Flash content, Computerworld's tests on both Windows 10 and macOS showed that the browser did not restrict what's rendered by Flash.

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