Daily Links: How secure are New York City’s new Wi-Fi hubs?

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, January 20, 2016:

How secure are New York City’s new Wi-Fi hubs? (The Verge) – These new hubs are offering killer speed and connectivity, but how secure are they?

The one password-manager setting you never thought to check (CNET) – This is a helpful tip if you use a password manager.

The former CEO of Mozilla is launching a web browser that blocks all ads by default (Business Insider) – This one sounds like it will be interesting.

Amazons is Clearing Off the Shelf(ari) (The Digital Reader) – Amazon is shutting the door on its social reading serice.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes Somewhere There Is Still a Sun: A Memoir of the Holocaust by Michael Gruenbaum for $1.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Lei Crime Series Boxed Set: Books 1-4 by Toby Neal for 99 cents. The Romance Daily Find is Served Hot by Annabeth Albert for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is A Dangerous Place  (A Maisie Dobbs Novel) by Jacqueline Winspear for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes John Grogan’s Marley and Me for $1.99.

Google is have a DC Comics Legends of Tomorrow Sale and all the comics are 99 cents each.

(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.

Library Corner: 11-24-2015

Library corner imageUS Library News:

Beneath New York Public Library, Shelving Its Past for High-Tech Research Stacks (NYT)

Beinecke Library acquires ‘treasure trove’ of medieval manuscripts from a famed ‘book breaker’ (Yale)

New York Public Library Acquires Archive of The New York Review of Books (NYT)

In city elementary schools, a campaign for libraries (Philly.com)

DPLA and Pop Up Archive partner to make audiovisual collections across the U.S. searchable (DPLA)

Interesting Library Facts: A Vermont Board of Libraries Subcommittee is in Charge of Geographic Naming Decisions in the State (Infodocket)

Brooklyn Public Library deal reportedly falls short of market value, leaves NYC shortchanged (NY Daily News)

A Legacy of Librarians (LOC)

International Library News:

Will Libraries Outlive Books?: A Future Tense Event Recap (Slate)

Ireland: €10m investment for National Library of Ireland (RTE)

Poland: New Copyright Law in Poland Heralds New Era for Libraries (EIFL)

Policy and Privacy:

Price on Privacy | Charleston Conference 2015 (Infodocket)

Citing Right To Privacy, New Hampshire Library Offers Untraceable Web Browsing (Vermont Public Radio)


Creative Commons Toolkit for Business (Creative Commons)


Law librarians come through to archive NY’s regulatory history (Buffalo Law Journal)

Reference and Statistics:

Suicide Attack Database (CPOST)

Reference: Lists and Rankings: Roll Call’s Wealth of Congress Index 2015 (Richest and Poorest Members) (Infodocket)

Looking for Open Data from a different country? Try the European Data portal (Europa)

2014 Hate Crime Statistics Summary (FBI)

Transportation and Health Tool (DOT)

Digital Collections:

Explore historical collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Massachusetts (Digital Commonwealth)

Australia: State Library makes public up to 70,000 never-seen photos of Melbourne and country Victoria (ABC.net)

UK: Royal College of Music Digitizes Musical Instruments (RCM)

Beautiful, Color Photographs of Paris Taken 100 Years Ago—at the Beginning of World War I & the End of La Belle Époque (Open Culture)

Women’s Liberation Movement Print Culture (Duke)


About once a week, I post links to digital-related library news articles and information about digital collections available online.  I also post other links of interest about the digital life daily on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.