In yet another blow to Adobe Flash, Microsoft’s most recent update to its Edge browser automatically pauses Flash ads. The Next Web reports, “Peripheral content – ads, random animations, etc. – will be paused until a user actively clicks on it. Microsoft says the update will ‘significantly reduce power consumption.'” Microsoft also claims that the new feature is “smart enough to distinguish between peripheral content and ‘central’ content, such as video or games.” Microsoft Edge isn’t the first browser to release a feature like this. Google Chrome began sidelining Flash-based ads in version 42 in a bid to improve cybersecurity and conserve power usage.

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