Daily Links and Deals: Why You Should Be Concerned About The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, February 8, 2016:

Why You Should Be Concerned About The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (Techcrunch) – Very disturbing. How do these laws get passed?

Facebook’s Free Basics service has been banned in India (The Verge) – India’s new net neutrality law is stricter than US rules.

Small changes in your digital routine can make you smarter–and more sane (Quartz) – There may be a better way to deal with your digital life.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes The Kennedy Brothers: The Rise and Fall of Jack and Bobby by Richard D. Mahoney for $1.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  Friend of the Devil (Inspector Alan Banks Series #17) by Peter Robinson for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Irresistible by Liz Bankes for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Sullivans Boxed Set Books 1-4 (San Francisco Sullivans) by Bella Andre for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison for $1.99.

(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.

Device Deals: Kindle, Fire, Nook and Kobo

fire_6_2How about an e-reader for Valentine’s Day? Kindle, Nook and Kobo are all having special deals on devices just in time for gift-giving.


Until February 13, 2016, Amazon has all most of their Kindle and Fire devices on sale.  Want a $40 Fire Tablet? A Kid’s Bundle? A new Paperwhite? Amazon is also featuring a number of bundles which include the device and the accessories together. All of these are available at reduced prices.

Barnes and Noble:

Do you have an old Nook that has seen better days? Barnes and Noble is offering you $50 towards a new Samsung Nook for you a trade-in on your old device. Offer is good until March 5, 2016 and terms and conditions apply. You can find more details here.


And, if you have been wanting a new Kobo ereader, this is the perfect time. Through February 14, 2016, you can get the Kobo Glo HD e-reader for  just $109.99. Free delivery is included.

Which do you think is a better gift? A box of chocolates or an e-reader? 🙂