Daily Links and Deals: Why You Should Be Concerned About The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, February 8, 2016:

Why You Should Be Concerned About The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (Techcrunch) – Very disturbing. How do these laws get passed?

Facebook’s Free Basics service has been banned in India (The Verge) – India’s new net neutrality law is stricter than US rules.

Small changes in your digital routine can make you smarter–and more sane (Quartz) – There may be a better way to deal with your digital life.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes The Kennedy Brothers: The Rise and Fall of Jack and Bobby by Richard D. Mahoney for $1.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  Friend of the Devil (Inspector Alan Banks Series #17) by Peter Robinson for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Irresistible by Liz Bankes for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Sullivans Boxed Set Books 1-4 (San Francisco Sullivans) by Bella Andre for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison 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 and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links: How Facebook’s Plan To Give The World Free Mobile Internet Went So Wrong

daily_links_1Daily Links for Saturday, January 23, 2016:

How Facebook’s Plan To Give The World Free Mobile Internet Went So Wrong (BuzzFeed) – Nice post summarizing the story and the issues.

Internet of Things security is so bad, there’s a search engine for sleeping kids (Ars Technica) – This is truly terrifying….

GOP senators want lower Internet speeds to qualify as “broadband“ (Ars Technica) Um…. We already have the slowest Internet speeds in the world.

You can now ask your Amazon Echo for movie times, live NFL scores and predictions (The Next Web) – Amazon keeps adding more functionality.

Yesterday’s News, and Tomorrow’s: Badly-Formatted Kindle eBooks Will (Continue to) Display an Error Message (The Digital Reader) – Amazon is stepping up the action against badly formatted ebooks.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes all four volumes of James Maxwell’s Evermen Saga for $1.99 each. Need an SD card for your Fire tablet? Amazon is also offering savings on SanDisk Memory products.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Alchemystic by Anton Strout for $2.99.  The Romance Daily Find is Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorensen for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Kill Room (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel) by Jeffery Deaver for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Cold Betrayal, an Ali Reynolds novel, by J. A. Vance 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 and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links: Is The Password Dead? The Future Of Web And Mobile Authentication

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, January 5, 2016:

Is The Password Dead? The Future Of Web And Mobile Authentication (Techcrunch) – We need a solution that works for mobile and laptops and desktops….

LastPass adds emergency access for loved ones to get into your Vault (The Next Web) – This is a much needed feature.

Files on nearly 200 floppy disks belonging to Star Trek creator recovered (Ars Technica)- Lovely bito of Trek trivia.

Here’s What 10,000 Characters Looks Like (Techcrunch) – Hilarious look at the implications of Twitter raising the tweet character limit.

And, two posts about Facebook: Who Controls Your Facebook Feed (Slate) and Facebook just gave us one more reason never to trust it (The Verge) – I think this is really creepy. So tell me again, why are you still using Facebook?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal  for today includes Allison Leotta’s A Good Killing:(Anna Curtis Series Book 4) for $1.99.

Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software is one of today’s Gold box deals and is priced at up to 60% off. There are versions for PC and Mac. I use this and love it!

Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World by Emily P. Freeman for 99 cents. The Romance Daily Find is That Boston Man by Janet Dailey for $1.99.

This month’s B & N free serial read is Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani. You get one chapter a day which you can read on the Nook app.

Kobo has “Is This Thing On?” A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes, and the Kicking & Screaming by Abby Stokes for $2.99.

The iTunes Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential for $2.99.

And, finally, Google Books has a “Start an reading habit” special going on with prices starting at 99 cents. Titles include Jeffery Deaver, Kathy Reichs and a lot of New Year, New You type of self-improvement books.

(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.