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Google gets kudos for tossing older Chrome plug-in API

Antone Gonsalves | Sept. 26, 2013
Netscape Plug-in Application Programming Interface is showing its age through security headaches and browser instability

In the meantime, Google plans to support the most popular NPAPI-based plug-ins, including Google Earth, Microsoft Silverlight, Google Talk, Java and Facebook Video. Enterprise administrators will be able to whitelist specific plug-ins during the phase-out period.

Google is not alone in abandoning the NPAPI. Mozilla plans to block plugins using the technology in December 2013.

 

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