Daily Links and Deals – Electronics-sniffing dogs: How K9s became a secret weapon for solving high-tech crimes

Daily Links for Monday, December 12,  2016:

A Hacker’s Tips For Protecting Your Digital Privacy (Fast Company) Some of the best ideas for protecting your privacy from some people who really know what they are talking about.

New ransomware lets you decrypt your files — by infecting other users (ZD Net) And that’s not even the bad part. Read the supposed reason why these hackers are doing this. Unbelievable.

Dating apps have made saving phone numbers complicated (The Verge) Computers are supposed to make things easier, right?

Electronics-sniffing dogs: How K9s became a secret weapon for solving high-tech crimes (ZD Net) Fascinating story that showcases how man’s best friend still has an important role to play in law enforcement, even in the computer age.

Skype’s radical real-time voice translator now works with normal phone calls (PC World) Skype is really working on becoming a universal translator….

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Body Departed by J.R. Rain.

In Today’s Deals, a Portable Charger RAVPower 22000mAh 5.8A Output 3-Port Power Bank USB Battery Pack and up to 50% off Star Wars favorites. You can also get savings on Samsung MicroSD cards: the Samsung 128GB up to 48MB/s EVO Class 10 and the Samsung 256GB 95MB/s EVO Select.

More device sales before the holidays! The Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for $20 off. There are also deals on Fire tablets: The Fire 7″for $40, the Fire tablet variety pack (3 tablets) for $180, the Fire HD 10 for $200 and the Fire Kids Edition for $90.

Alexa devices: You can also get the Amazon Echo for $140 ($40 off), the Amazon Tap for $90 ($40 off) and the Echo Dot for $40 ($10 off.)

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Cooking with Mary Berry by Mary Berry. The Romance Daily Find is The Billionaire’s Christmas Proposal by Victoria James.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

The new NOOK Tablet is available and is only $49.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Dragonlore The Complete Trilogy by Daniel Arenson.  The Extra Daily Deal is Moon Shell Beach A Novel by Nancy Thayer.

There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres. The Kobo Aura One (and the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for order at the Kobo store. (The Aura One is still out of stock until early 2017.)

iTunes’ iTunes’ Great Books, Amazing Deals under $3.99 includes 50 Self-Help Classics by Tom Butler-Bowdon.

Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10. Through December 22nd, you can also rent various Harper Teen books for 24 hours for 99 cents.

(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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