Daily Links and Deals: Your checking account is probably easier to hack into than your email

daily_links_1Daily Links for Tuesday, March 1, 2016:

Hound Is a Digital Assistant That’s Smarter Than Siri, Google Now and Cortana (ReCode) – The new kid on the block sounds interesting.

Women Are Taking to the Streets to Save London’s Beloved Feminist Library (Broadly) – Women from the community are protesting the astronomical rent increases threatening the library.

Why you probably shouldn’t be doing work on that in-flight Wi-Fi  (Ars) – In-flight services are worse than public wi-fi? That’s scary!

Study: More than half of all ad blocker users would disable them to read content (Digiday) – What do you think? Would you disable your ad block in to read a site?

Your checking account is probably easier to hack into than your email (Quartz) – Wow, does this make you think….

It took Verizon seven months to fix Internet outage in NYC building (Ars Technica) This is an outrage….

Checkbook lets you email anyone a digital check and deposit it free (Techcrunch) – This sounds like a service that could really fill a need….

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students (Quick & Dirty Tips) by Mignon Fogarty for $2.99.

In the market for a new cell phone? Amazon has the ALCATEL OneTouch Idol 3 Global Unlocked 4G LTE Smartphone for $179.99. The phone is 16GB, GSM and has a US warranty.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Forgotten Recipe by Amy Clipston for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan for $1.99. Kobo is also having a Fabulous Fiction at $4.99 and Under sale until March 31, 2016.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage by Hazel Rowley for $3.99.

(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.

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