Microsoft’s New IE 10 Flash Policy starting Tuesday

Microsoft announced that beginning March 12 an Internet Explorer 10 update on Windows 8 and Windows RT will enable Flash content to run by default, reports The Verge. Under the new rules, any web site will be able to run Flash content in Internet Explorer 10 on both Windows 8 and Windows RT. The only exceptions will be those sites placed in a new section of the Compatibility View list that will effectively serve as an exclusive blacklist of websites performing poorly.

Earlier, Microsoft had only permitted Flash content to be revealed by those sites listed in the "Flash" whitelist section of IE10's Compatibility View (CV) list. Beginning on Tuesday, the whitelist restriction will be lifted, and only those sites listed in the "No Flash" blacklist section of the CV will have their Flash content blocked.

The change will roll out from Tuesday via Windows Update.