Another reason to end passwords as a method of authentication is the poor usability of strong passwords on mobile devices.
Sorry if this is stating the obvious, but the lack of usability of strong passwords on my iPhone and iPad is a big part of why I don’t log into sites on mobile devices.
Google has reduced itself to outright spamming users to promote its products. Here’s a screenshot of an email I got today about Google’s failing payments product, Google Wallet. Note the footer, the email is marked “You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Google Wallet account”. What are those important changes?
In summary: four ads for Google products, one ad for random other companies that happen to use Google Wallet, and zero important changes. I guess I should block firstname.lastname@example.org?
It’s cliché now to point out how disappointing Google, Inc. has become. But this seems bad even for the trend. All that’s missing is the “+1 on Google+” button.