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  • Kamala Harris was asked during a recent interview to name her pick for the “best rapper alive.”
  • Harris, who’s running to be Joe Biden’s vice president against President Trump in this fall’s presidential election, answered quickly: “Tupac.”
  • Her answer, as you can imagine, went viral. Not only was that answer incorrect (rapper Tupac Shakur was shot and killed in 1996) but it also is a reminder of the conspiracy theories that are still floating around, about Shakur allegedly faking his death.

One of the things I’ve always found so asinine in the course of presidential campaigns is the effort to make a candidate seem “cool” and to try and insert them somehow into the slipstream of pop culture. It’s something both sides are equally guilty of. President Trump, for example, made an appearance on Saturday Night Live back at the end of 2015,

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The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is looking to introduce a “liveness” feature to myGovID, the Australian’s government’s digital identity credential.

The agency, which handles myGovID, has gone to market seeking a supplier to deliver a software solution that will allow people who are registering to prove they are a live person and physically present, as well as allow them to take a selfie to verify their identity against a stored identity document, such as their passport or driver’s licence.

The ATO quietly released the app last year to enable citizens to have their identity verified once so they could access government services online using their verified identity, rather than having to continually be verified by each Commonwealth entity.

The ATO emphasised that the successful contractor would need to adhere to strict security guidelines. These include delivering a security management and governance functionality in accordance with the Australian Cyber Security Centre

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