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  • Driver's license support in Wallet app delayed until 'early 2022'

    I could very well be wrong, though. (I know I’m simplifying it a little by cutting out some steps required by the phone holder/ID presenter)
    Those steps are my point, though :smile: someone having to do any steps to validate a Digital ID that are different from those needed to validate a Physical ID is what will encumber the validator, which will hurt adoption, and what I’m concerned the ISO creators didn’t fully appreciate (remember: those people we’re UX experts and product managers…).

    All I know for certain is that any sort of ApplePay-like experience requires the “receiving” device to be emitting an NFC challenge, which I’ve yet to see an iPhone do — this would be like iPhone to iPhone tap ApplePay, which would be awesome … but isn’t a thing (yet?).
  • Driver's license support in Wallet app delayed until 'early 2022'

    I’m skeptical — of the ISO 18013-5 standard itself, not Apple’s implementation thereof. I think Apple is doing its best to play a bad hand that the government dealt.

    I also suspect it’s going to take a very, very long time for anyone to be able to reliably leave their physical ID at home and roll totally digitally.

    Why?  Digital ID is going to have to operate alongside physical ID for a long time in a “blended environment” … but ISO 18013-5 proposes validators (e.g., a bouncer, hotel desk receptionist, police officer) “accept” digital ID in a cool, but very unique way compared to how they accept physical ID, which can be done with a quick barcode scan.

    For example, imagine you’re a nightclub bouncer checking IDs.  There are 100+ people in line …

    Most quickly hand you their ID, you inspect (or, varsity, scan the barcode with an app) and, in a matter of 1-2 seconds, you’re onto the next person.

    Then, someone with an ISO 18013-5 digital ID flashes their phone at you … you can’t just inspect it or scan its barcode (standard doesn’t have one), so now you’re pulling out some special validation app, jacking around with this bespoke use case for 10-15 seconds.

    So, the ISO by itself is cool and does neat stuff with data sharing, etc., , but it totally sucks when put into a real world scenario with old-school IDs, which is what most people will have.

    My guess is a lot of places will just say, “Nah, we’re a private institution and we chose not to accept those, let me see your physical ID”, which then kills adoption.

    The ISO creators engineered a solution to a problem, we’ll see if it was the full problem.
  • Apple Wallet won't replace your physical ID anytime soon

    Good article — it’s definitely going to be a decade+ until you can reliably leave your plastic ID at home.  

    An Android developer involved with the ISO standard on which this is based posted this:

    It’s an app that “validates” one of these IDs. And, for anyone who is curious how the data flow works:
  • Eufy owners privacy breached for an hour, app showed wrong cameras

    Ya, if you have Eufy definitely turn on the HomeKit setting where it’s only allowed to communicate to your HomeKit Hub (and not the internet).

    I bought some of their low def cams that support HomeKit Secure Video, but realized they still streamed data out to Eufy … super sketch.
  • Tile CEO 'welcomes' AirTag competition from Apple's 'runaway monopoly train'

    I had a Tile … never needed it, gave me spurious alerts about forgetting my wallet, a year later prompted me to buy a new one because of the irreplaceable battery.  Got rid of my Tile.