Daily Links and Deals: Unemployed Detroit Residents Are Trapped by a Digital Divide

daily_links_1Today, a look at how the digital divide is affecting the unemployed in Detroit. Also, stories on outsmarting malware, PayPal shutting down its app, Dropbox’s new access requirements and more. In deals, a refurbished pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Professionl Studio Headphones (these are fantastic!).

Daily Links for Thursday, May 26, 2016:

Unemployed Detroit Residents Are Trapped by a Digital Divide (New York Times) Between the skills gap and lack of access to the internet, Detroit residents are hurting without access to the digital world.

How do you outsmart malware? (Techcrunch) Does predicting past malware work to prevent future ones or do we need an entirely different way to circumvent malware?

PayPal is shutting down its Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon apps (The Verge) The PayPal app will be Android or iOS only as of June 30th.

Dropbox Wants More Access To Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out (Motherboard) This is worrisome. I am considering a Chromebox for my next desktop so Dropbox will be a must. But this kind of access?

US government is spending billions on old tech that barely works, says watchdog (ZD Net) This will make you feel so much better about still using that old laptop that runs Windows XP….

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes the modern classic The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver for $2.99.

In Today’s DealsAudio-Technica ATH-M50X Professional Studio Headphones (Black)(Certified Refurbished).

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn Series #1) by Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Keeper’s Reach by Carla Neggers for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Bones and Roses (The Cypress Bay Mysteries) by Eileen Goudge for 99 cents.  The Extra Daily Deal is Fatal Whispers – Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery (Book 2) by Sandra Nikolai for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Tox-Sick: From Toxic to Not Sick by Suzanne Somers for $1.99.

Google is running a Summer Kick-Off Sale promotion.

(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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