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Re: rapid COVID-19 testing / Abbott NAVICA boarding pass

From: Heather Vescent <heathervescent@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 08:19:46 -0700
Message-ID: <CA+C6qMz=QuF=WJoPkGuYJFzE35pAzet3CCeJoJVMWTXAdCBOhw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Wayne Chang <wyc@fastmail.fm>
Cc: Ryan Grant <w3c@rgrant.org>, W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Oooh Wayne, that looks like a great piece by IETF. Thanks for sharing.

-H

On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 6:45 AM Wayne Chang <wyc@fastmail.fm> wrote:

> Thanks for the share Ryan! Definitely these are trends we're seeing
> deployed across the world happening whether we like it or not, and each
> deployment comes with its own risks and benefits profile. The benefits are
> clear, in that we can open up our economies, return towards normalcy, and
> stop living in fear. However, the risks especially to privacy are also
> important to highlight as you allude to, and in this did-core GitHub issue,
> Adrian Gropper has done some work summarizing some important concerns
> (including from the EFF) and also proposing a solution path:
>
> https://github.com/w3c/did-core/issues/370
>
> Especially concerning to me are issues with "habituation to present strong
> credentials" that lower the barrier to entry for those on the advantaged
> side of asymmetric power dynamics asking "papers please". If you keep all
> your verifiable credentials in a way presentable anywhere and to anyone
> from your phone, how does it affect the adoption, frequency, and
> intrusiveness of information checkpoints?
>
> P.S. hot off the press, "RFC8890: The Internet is for End Users":
> https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8890
>
> On Fri, Aug 28, 2020, at 8:44 AM, Ryan Grant wrote:
> > On the plus side, cheap fast tests are coming.  On the minus side,
> > they made an app that you will be forced to use.
> >
> >   https://www.abbott.com/BinaxNOW-Test-NAVICA-App.html
> >
> >     [...manufacturing capacity soon to be:] 50 million tests a month
> >
> >     We're pairing this $5, 15-minute, easy-to-use test with a mobile
> >     app, called NAVICA, which works like a secure digital "boarding
> >     pass" that can be scanned to enter organizations and other places
> >     where people gather.
> >
> >
> >
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/white-house-announces-deal-to-provide-150-million-rapid-coronavirus-tests/2020/08/27/cb3c4eba-e8ab-11ea-970a-64c73a1c2392_story.html
> >
> >     "White House announces deal to provide 150 million rapid
> >     coronavirus tests"
> >
> >
>
>

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