Thanks to a helpful “backup settings” option built into Android devices (default: on), the passwords used by any Android device to log into wi-fi networks are being sent to Google. Worse: Google can (and has) been compelled to share such information with the government.
Hey, why devote clusters of code-cracking hardware to penetrate network security when a simple subpoena lets you simply get Google to pass the keys straight over to you?
But no worries, right?
Almost a year ago, I got brought in to help design the new Verizon VCast Messaging client for Android. Now at last, the finished product is finally out in the world (and out of non-disclosure!)
Much like a movie, the final cut of the product morphed a little from the original design, but the fundamentals seem to have made it to the marketplace intact. Kudos to our visual designer, Mark Castaneda.
Engadget even linked to this rather nice preview (from Droid Life):