Daily Links and Deals: How an internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell

daily_links_1In today’s links, a story on the terrifying effects of IP mapping glitches. Also, emojis, digital disruption of the auto and TV news markets. In today’s deals, you can get 70% off Crucial and Lexar memory products and a deal on a Garmin GPS watch.

Daily Links for Monday, April 11, 2016:

What’s that emoji mean? It all depends on the device you’re using (PC World) Now we have to speak Mac and PC and Android and iOS?

Netflix disappears from MPAA’s legal movie search engine (Torrentfreak ) Are Netflix and the MPAA fighting?

Car makers ask US to slow down on allowing self-driving cars (Ars Technica) Is this horse and buggy thinking going on here?

Digital disruption is coming quickly to TV news; how can broadcasters adapt and respond? (Nieman Lab) As more and more video becomes mobile, TV news is being forced to adapt.

How an internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell (Fusion) This TL:DR story on the reslults of IP mapping makes identity theft look mild by comparison.

A nail in the coffin for Firefox? Mozilla struggles to redefine browser (CNET) Firefox is losing its luster compared to Chrome.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Point of Control by L.J. Sellers for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, get up to 70% off Crucial and Lexar memory products. Also featured is a deal on a Garmin fenix 2 GPS Watch.

Amazon is still offering savings on the Fire HD 6 and the pre-owned Fire tablets.  The sales on e-ink Kindles are over. 🙂

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Secret Star by Nora Roberts for$1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Crashed (Junior Bender #1) by Timothy Hallinan for $1.99.

In Kobo sales, today is the last day to get 3 ebooks for the price of 2 (terms and conditions apply). You can still get free shipping on any Kobo e-reader through April 13, 2016. And, until April 18, select Romantic Times winners & nominees are on sale for under $3.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes A Better Angel by Chris Adrian for $2.99.

(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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