Daily Links and Deals: Use a wireless mouse? This $15 hack could compromise your laptop

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, February 23, 2016:

Plagiarism Comes to a Tech Blog… (Plagiarism Today) – Disturbing. Especially when it is a blog you read every day and depend on for industry news in your field.

American Sniper is the next Big Library Read (Overdrive) – Unlimited copies, coming to libraries that use Overdrive.

Facebook extends the Like button to offer five new ways to respond to a post (9 to 5 Google) –  You get 5 more responses, but dislike isn’t one of them.

Inside Axel Springer’s answer to Facebook’s Instant Articles (Digiday) – And here I am, still trying to get Flipboard off my phone….

Use a wireless mouse? This $15 hack could compromise your laptop (CNET) – Now we have to worry about mousejacking, too!

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Immortal Guardians (Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts, Book 1) by Eliot Schrefer for $2.99. The panda on the cover is cute!

Also, in Today’s Deals, Amazon has a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 2-in-1 Convertible offered through Woot. The device has an 11.6-inch IPS Touchscreen Laptop(Tablet), Intel Quad Core Processor, 4GB DDR3L, 128GB SSD, HDMI, Bluetooth, Webcam, AC Wifi,  and Windows 10 Professional for $269.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is ‘Til the Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-Sharma for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is Captive by Brighton Walsh for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Mariana by Susanna Kearsley for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes An Appetite for Murder (A Key West Food Critic Mystery)   by Lucy Burdette 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 and Deals: The Dangers of Automated Abuse/DMCA Policies

daily_links_1Lots of interesting links and sales today!

Daily Links for Thursday, February 11, 2016:

The Dangers of Automated Abuse/DMCA Policies (Plagiarism Today) – Great article on one of the most disturb facets of modern copyright enforcement.

US copyright law forces Wikimedia to remove public domain Anne Frank diary (Torrent Freak) – Why the long US copyright term is a problem in a accessing information globally.

Cinemax Is Now Available To Cord Cutters, But Only On Sling TV (Techcrunch) – More and more options are opening up. But is it worth the price?

1,500 Windows 3.1 shareware apps are now free, immortalized on your browser (Ars Technica) – This ispretty cool. I was an avid shareware user back in the day.

The Surgeon Will Skype You Now (Popular Mechanics) Remote controlled surgery – Will it ever become commonplace?

Deals of the Day:

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs  is free today at Amazon and other retailers. And, if you are a Harry Potter fan, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production is available for pre-order at Amazon and other ebook retailers.

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom by Jennifer S. Holland for $2.99.

Amazon also still has  Kindle and Fire devices on sale  until February 13, 2016.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Siren’s Fury (Storm Siren Trilogy Series #2) by Mary Weber for 99 Cents.  The Romance Daily Find is a non-fiction book, 1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married by Monica Leahy for $1.99.

Other special at B & N include 101 NOOK Books Under $2.99,  Great eBook Prices for Kids & Teens under $2.99 and 500 NOOK Books Under $5. In the music department, you can get 40% off Grammy Nominees on CD this week.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick  (Ladies of Lantern Street series) for $1.99.

There are several promotions going on at Kobo right now. First, there is a Long Weekend Sale with ebooks priced up to 75% off! The selection includes some Spanish language ebooks as welland is runs through Febrary 15, 2016. Also through February 15,there is a  3 romance novels for the price of 2 Valentines sale. And finally, a reminder that the promotion for the Kobo Glo HD e-reader for  just $109.99 with free delivery is ending on February 14, 2016,

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Chasing Darkness by Robert Crais 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.