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The WiFi conundrum: Google and Comcast sacrifice security for convenience

July 8, 2014

Google told the Electronic Frontier Foundation that it is “investigating what changes are appropriate for a future release” of Android — it’s worried that nixing the feature entirely might “affect user connectivity to hidden access points” — and until it’s fixed there will be a fundamental flaw in the way Android smartphones connect to WiFi networks. Consumers will have to choose between the convenience of having the smartphone search for WiFi networks and the security of preventing the device from sharing every WiFi network they’ve ever used.

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