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Rooting your Android phone? Google’s rumbled you again

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Why they're asking that in the first place

The article fails to explain it, but there's a technical reason: they used to require a physical secure element in the phone. Now they don't, it's purely software stuff. That allows them to tap into a wider phone market and lessen any dependency to phone manufacturers. But accordingly, that made them worried hacking the thing has become easier.

http://www.nfcworld.com/2014/03/17/328326/google-wallet-ends-support-physical-secure-elements/

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