Google Android phone on display at the Google conference in San Francisco, Thursday, May 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Google may know the Wi-Fi passwords of many of its Android users, but most of those users gave them up willingly for a way to back up data.
The news may have come as a shock to some, who may not have questioned Google's ability to back up all information on an Android device and store it, according to Computerworld. Most people probably like the idea their Android device automatically logs into nearby Wi-Fi hotspots.
However, Google knowing this information could be bad for those who don't want the government to gather any information on them or their Android devices, according to Gizmodo. The passwords and other information would be stored on Google servers and if the government produces a warrant, Google may have to comply.