Verizon Wireless, which is controlled by New York-based Verizon Communications along with Britain's Vodafone Group, said in a statement sent to Bloomberg News that it barred Google Wallet "for the best security and user experience."
The open question is whether Google is just prevented from including Google Wallet in the phone sold by Verizon stores, or whether it will simply not work on the Verizon network.
I'm currently taking a course on network security; the class is, in itself, inane, but it does contribute to my continuing to think about information security over a period of time. It seems to me that issues in information security bring to a head issues that concern me about the social impact of computer and network technology in general.
"When people are least sure, they are often most dogmatic." -- John Kenneth Galbraith