venting about software, banks 

dumb automation:

I'm currently locked out of my bank account because I need to use their mobile app to verify my identity.

This can not be done via the website.

The mobile app doesn't work on a phone without google play.

I've proceeded to acquire one with google play for these purposes. However I'm stuck at the next step because the app requires me to take a picture of my face.

This is not possible because the app is hardcoded to use the front facing camera which is damaged.

This reminds me again how PSD2 has been a fucking disaster when it comes to software freedom. All banks suddenly double down on their gplay reliant apps and more of such shenanigans to comply with PSD2 requirements like two factor auth. Whereas in the past online banking, with 2fa worked fine now this is impossible all of a sudden.


venting about software, banks 

@rra I also find this super frustrating. Basically, it seems like the business community has decided, for the entire world, that every human being is required to form a contractual relationship with one of two massive US Corporations.

It's myopic and foolish, even from a business perspective. It seems like a topic that needs to be politicized. Is anyone campaigning around this in Europe?

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@praxeology @rra

@rlafuente Do you think this is something for ?

venting about software, banks 

@wendy @praxeology @rra I think this is totally EDRi's field. I'm asking around to see if this has been approached.

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