We’re giving away 5 free tickets to our blockchain event, Hard Fork Decentralized

Our blockchain and cryptocurrency event is coming up on December 12-14 in London! It’s fast approaching, and we couldn’t be more excited – so for loyal readers of Hard Fork, we’re giving away five free tickets. Enter our lottery here. Together with our lineup of speakers (including Thomas Power, Kavita Gupta, and Mustafa Al-Bassam) Hard Fork Decentralized will answer the unanswered questions about the industry – from scalability to diversity, and everything in between. The concept is simple: leading industry companies will host their own ‘decentralized’ events, all across the city. Your free festival ticket will include: – Access to…

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Review: The Spyro Reignited trilogy is delightful, gorgeous, and really frustrating

After a lengthy delay, the Spyro Reignited Trilogy finally hit shelves last week. I’ve been playing it nonstop ever since, and as a longtime fan of the little purple guy, I’m more than satisfied with it, though admittedly it does come with a few control issues. We all go into a game review with a little bias — we’re human, not score-spitting automatons. But I’m going into this with more personal history than usual. Spyro was to me what Mario and Sonic were to most of my friends, and I spent more hours of my young life than I can recall playing…

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Read this if you’ve got ‘nothing to hide’

Boris is the wise ol’ CEO of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur — from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can also get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter! If you’re one of those people who think privacy isn’t really an issue for you because you have nothing to hide, you should read this. Personally, I think the topic of privacy is interesting, but I’m generally annoyed with privacy advocates because they fail to appeal to people without using fear mongering. Many are extremists who will tell…

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Facebook hack proves we need new user authentication methods

Just when you thought Facebook has put the worst of its troubles behind, the social media giant revealed on Friday that it had experienced a new security incident that possibly affected 90 million users. However, unlike previous scandals, in which malicious actors used legitimate features of the Facebook app and APIs for their evil ends, this was a hack involving a security flaw that allowed hackers to hijack user accounts. Facebook is far from being the first company to expose user accounts to unwanted parties. Last year, we saw how credit rating agency Equifax give away the sensitive financial information of 143 million…

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