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January 30, 2016

Oracle To Retire Java Browser Plugin

Oracle has announced it will retire the Java browser plugin. It plans to deprecate the Java browser plugin in JDK 9 and remove the technology from the Oracle JDK and JRE in a future Java SE release, according to a Java Platform Group product management blog.

The announcement drew numerous comments on social media welcoming the move.

One Facebook comment read: “Good to see Oracle finally acknowledging that applets are obsolete. Although at this point, with the major browsers all removing pluginsupport, it’s rapidly becoming irrelevant what Oracle does with the Javabrowser plugin. Java should have made its exit from the browser years [...]

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August 14, 2015

Oracle Does Damage Control on Blog Dissing Third Party Bug Researchers

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Oracle recently posted a blog dissing third party security bug researchers, and then quickly deleted it.

Mary Ann Davidson, Oracle chief security officer, claimed in a blog post that the company does not welcome security researchers who point out its software flaws, reported Business Insider. The blog also warned customers not to reverse engineer Oracle code to find security vulnerabilities. Doing so, she wrote, violates the licensing agreement.

Oracle quickly removed the blog and distanced itself from Davidson’s remarks.

“We removed the post, as it does not reflect our beliefs or our relationship with [...]

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