- PHP coming to Android
The Register characterizes this as an option for developers who are no fan of Java or with apps that may not benefit from the native code support. They do point out this is an addition to a pretty good set of languages already supported by Android’s scripting framework. I see this as part of the trajectory of greater inclusion, of a piece with the announcement yesterday of an Android port of CouchDB.
- Reversal for the better on 4th Amendment protection of email
Paul Ohm at Freedom to Tinker has a short post explaining both the original ruling, in the 11th Circuit, that stomped on any 4th Amendment protections for email and this latest development. The court vacated that original ruling and have issued a new one that doesn’t assume expectation of privacy is forfeit when storing email with a third party service.
- Firefox 4 second beta coming next week
- More details on Twitter’s BitTorrent based code deployment
- More mixed rulings on online anonymity