Dutch digital identity verification system DigiD has announced the phasing out SMS as second factor. That way they require citizens to install a smartphone app in order to use digital services from the government, municipalities, the health sector and others. These applications only work on iOS and Android phones, with reliance on third party services.

  • @onlooker
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    62 years ago

    Give it a few years and you won’t be able to do anything without a smartphone. This obsession needs to stop.

    On a brighter note, I had no idea that Germany has an open source app for their digital infrastructure. Go, Deutschland!

      • @onlooker
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        22 years ago

        Yes, I am aware. I was referring to this part of the article:

        In contrast, the situation in Germany is quite the opposite. AusweisApp2 is the German identification app, which is available in F-Droid, Debian and many other Free Software repositories.