Daily Links: How secure are New York City’s new Wi-Fi hubs?

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, January 20, 2016:

How secure are New York City’s new Wi-Fi hubs? (The Verge) – These new hubs are offering killer speed and connectivity, but how secure are they?

The one password-manager setting you never thought to check (CNET) – This is a helpful tip if you use a password manager.

The former CEO of Mozilla is launching a web browser that blocks all ads by default (Business Insider) – This one sounds like it will be interesting.

Amazons is Clearing Off the Shelf(ari) (The Digital Reader) – Amazon is shutting the door on its social reading serice.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes Somewhere There Is Still a Sun: A Memoir of the Holocaust by Michael Gruenbaum for $1.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Lei Crime Series Boxed Set: Books 1-4 by Toby Neal for 99 cents. The Romance Daily Find is Served Hot by Annabeth Albert for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is A Dangerous Place  (A Maisie Dobbs Novel) by Jacqueline Winspear for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes John Grogan’s Marley and Me for $1.99.

Google is have a DC Comics Legends of Tomorrow Sale and all the comics are 99 cents each.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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