Daily Dose - Google Getting Sued Over Buzz
A Florida woman has filed a class action lawsuit against an apologetic Google this week. The complaint alleges that Google broke the law when it shared personal data on its Buzz service without the consent of users. Specifically the suit accuses Google of breaking the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Apparently Google didn't test Buzz very well - they told the BBC that they only tested it internally with 20,000 employees before releasing it.
U.S. Has Ambitions Broadband Plans
The US FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has revealed their plan to set all ISPs' minimum broadband speeds to 100Mbits per second. Regulators want this standard implemented by 2020 for about 100 million households. Currently, the average US internet speed is estimated at below 4 Mbits/sec. Many companies are skeptical about being able to afford that kind of bandwidth and about whether customers will actually want an expensive minimum plan. The US ranks 19th in broadband speed, behind countries like Japan, France, and Korea.
Flash Already Getting Onto the iPhone
Adobe recently demoed a digital version Wired Magazine on a tablet to show Apple exactly what it's missing. The ePub format magazine had interactive elements like Flash videos and audio. Wired plans to put this magazine on the iPad whether Apple likes it or not by using the Packager for iPhone technology coming in Flash CS5. A prototype will be released this summer when the CS5-led Flash invasion of the iPhone and iPad begins.
JBoss AS 6 Now Sporting Servlet 3 and JPA 2
The JBoss application server reached milestone 2 this week. This new developer release features integrations for JEE 6 technologies including Servlet 3 and JPA 2. There's also a new RESTEasy implementation of JAX-RS 1.0 with 1.1 soon to follow. The JBoss Microcontainer has also been updated to version 2.2.
A Better Tomcat for Ubuntu and Debian
MuleSoft says they've improved their Tomcat package for Ubuntu and Debian Linux.