Daily Links and Deals: There Are Some Super Shady Things in Oculus Rift’s Terms of Service

daily_links_1In today’s stories, includes news about how we capitalize the word internet, how to encrypt your your iOS or Android device and some really scary clauses in Oculus Rift’s TOS. In the deals for today, how about a deal on a 4K TV?

Daily Links for Sunday, April 3, 2016:

The death of ‘Internet’ (Techcrunch) They mean the capitalization of the word, not the internet itself.

This may be the funniest ‘don’t text and drive’ ad you’ve ever seen (CNET) This is not your usual PSA.

There Are Some Super Shady Things in Oculus Rift’s Terms of Service (Gizmodo) Whoa! And this is why we should *ALWAYS* read the TOS.

How to encrypt your iOS or Android device (CNET) Here’s a primer on keeping your personal data protected.

Freebie Alert! SAGE Offers Free Full Text Access to All of Their 940+ Journals This Month (Infodocket) These encompass the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine. Offer ends April 30, 2016.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Hunting Shadows: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery by Charles Todd for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, Amazon is offering a Samsung UN55JU6500 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model) for $719.99. They also still have deals on Fire tablets: You can get 30% off the Fire HD (it’s $69.99). This is my favorite fire and you can read my review here. Amazon is also offering pre-owned Fire tablets starting at $29.98. 🙂

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin for $1.99.The Romance Daily Find is The Forgotten Recipe by Amy Clipston for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is an interesting sounding alternate history story: The Darkest Hour by Tony Schumacher for 99 cents.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley 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, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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