Did Ubuntu goof by storing Wi-Fi passwords in clear text?

Today in Open Source: Ubuntu is storing Wi-Fi passwords in clear text. Plus: The fifty best Android games of 2013, and the fifty best Android apps of 2013.

This is probably going to alarm some Ubuntu users when they find out about it. And it’s yet another potentially negative story about Ubuntu and Canonical. I wonder how long it will be before something is done about this on Canonical’s end? Perhaps if enough users complain they will get it changed in future releases of Ubuntu.