TNW2019 Daily: Don’t be a stranger

TNW Conference is only 48 days away, and that means we’re about to launch some really cool things. In the countdown to TNW2019, we’ll announce the full schedule, the festival terrain map, and an amazing giveaway – just to name a few. You obviously read my TNW2019 Daily religiously, but it’s not the only way to stay up to date on everything that’s happening. That’s why today’s TNW Conference highlight is about how to get the latest news. Please @ me I know this makes me the worst millennial ever, but I only understood the value of Twitter over the…

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GitLab now automatically warns against merging API keys into your codebase

GitLab, the hugely popular devops platform, today announced the introduction of secrets detection with version 11.9 of the service. This means that should someone inadvertently include an API key or secret in a commit to a shared repository, the service will warn the user. From a security perspective, this is a huge advantage. API secrets are supposed to be that – secret. If they fall into the wrong hands, an attacker could use them to gain third party services at the developer’s expense. AWS keys, for example, can be weaponized to spin up hundreds of hugely expensive instances, which can…

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A quick guide to understanding blockchain smart contracts

Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. ‘Smart contracts’ is a term that gets thrown about quite often in the blockchain world, but there seems to be some confusion about what they are – and how they work. Some context The term was first coined by Nick Szabo, a prominent computer scientist, and cryptographer, who first proposed the idea in the 1990s. Szabo realized that decentralized ledger technology could be leveraged for smart contracts, which could be converted into computer code, stored, and…

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Find the perfect gift for your mum with TNW’s Mother’s Day guide

Consider yourself warned, dear reader. There’s just nine days left until UK Mother’s Day. Nine. Days. And you thought the countdown to Brexit was scary. If this news has caused your blood pressure to plummet and beads of sweat to accumulate on your forehead, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. TNW’s compiled a list of gifts, experiences, and tech gadgets to make your mum beam with joy. Buy her something from this list, and I’ll guarantee that you’ll remain written into her will. Ember Ceramic Mug Whether she prefers English breakfast or chamomile, all mums can agree on one thing: there’s…

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