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My one experience with id.me was frustrating and unsuccessful. I had to sign up with them to preregister for a drive-through COVID PCR test a couple of weeks ago. Their questions, and the proofs they asked for, were seriously intrusive, especially for a company I'd never even heard of before - so much so that I would only provide them with my phone number. When that proved insufficient, I decided to skip the whole business and sign up the old-fashioned way when I got to the testing center.
mike383 said:The second half of the article is a reprint of the first half.
coolfactor said:This is so backwards! Companies should be fined for NOT protecting their communications. To be fined for using an encrypted platform is just wrong! What am I missing?
I think they're being fined for deleting the records of their communications. Of course they need to communicate with each other securely. But they also need to preserve a record of those communications - securely, of course - for the sake of transparency.
Here's a potential scenario: I used to work at an educational institution that had a specialized, Windows-only, DRM-protected, hard-drive based digital research library that only ran on the one PC where it had been installed. The only way to use it without walking over to that PC was via Remote Desktop over Wi-Fi. I can see this filling a similar need.