Last week in the news: Oracle released version 19 of the Java programming language and virtual machine; TikTok to require verification of political accounts and ban political fundraising.
- Jakarta EE 10 delivers new core profile and updates to specifications. The new Core Profile defines a subset of the Jakarta EE specifications geared toward microservices development, smaller runtimes, and ahead-of-time (AOT) compilation.
- Java News Roundup by InfoQ: JDK 19 and Jakarta EE 10 released, String templates, Payara platform.
Career and IT market:
- Meta shuts down covert influence campaigns it says were run from China and Russia. The Russian campaign was vast. It pushed pro-Kremlin narratives about the war in Ukraine.
- Twitter CEO and Elon Musk depositions did not begin Monday, despite earlier filings in acquisition dispute.
- Apple makes new handset in India in shift from China. China's 'zero-Covid' policies, that have triggered widespread lockdowns, have also caused major disruptions for businesses during the pandemic.
- TikTok to require verification of political accounts and ban political fundraising. The changes could affect the way users engage with political content ahead of the 2022 midterm elections in the US.
- WhatsApp discloses critical vulnerability in older app versions. The bug, which has been patched in newer versions of the app, would let an attacker execute malicious code after sending a specially crafted video call.
- Australia to overhaul privacy laws after massive data breach. Companies will be required to share user data with banks to prevent financial fraud.