//California is letting a lot more people get a digital ID

California is letting a lot more people get a digital ID

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California has significantly expanded a pilot program allowing citizens to get a digital driver’s license / identification card that’s accessible on their mobile phones (via 9to5Mac). The digital ID, which the California DMV is calling an “mDL” (mobile driver’s license), can be used for things like getting through airport security or proving your age when buying alcohol.

The free pilot is now open to 1.5 million participants, according to the DMV’s website for the program. You can sign up for it by downloading the “CA DMV Wallet” app on iOS and Android.

If you choose to sign up for the state’s digital IDs, there’s a few caveats to be aware of. The DMV stresses that you’ll still need to carry your physical ID or driver’s license given…

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