There is currently a bill in United States Congress which threatens online privacy and the security of the web itself. CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protect Act) is a very similar bill to the infamous SOPA but with even worse online privacy implications.
CISPA passed the House on April 26 and is expected to be voted on in the Senate sometime between May 28 and June 1. We urge all of our readers who live in the United States to please contact their senators in opposition to CISPA right away.
You can learn more about CISPA on the Cheezburger Network’s Know Your Meme:
Programing note: There will not be a Website of the Day post on Wednesday, January 18.
Waste More Time Online is joining the internet blackout to protest the internet censorship bills SOPA and PIPA. Some of the websites participating in the blackout include: Google, Wikipedia, icanhazcheezburger network sites, reddit, Mozilla, WordPress, and many more. The U.S. Senate votes on PIPA on January the 24th. You can find more information about the strike at http://sopastrike.com/ and you can find more information about SOPA and PIPA at http://americancensorship.org/.
Waste More Time Online will be back up on Thursday the 19th with a new Website of the Day.
Rather then featuring a Website of the Day today’s post will be a little different. We try to avoid politics at all cost here at Waste More Time Online. It’s not what we’re about and most of us hate politics. But today we must make an exception. What we are all about here is a celebration of how wonderful, interesting, and diverse the internet is.
There are currently two bills in the United States Congress which threaten online free speech and internet security. If passed they would change the very structure of the internet as we know it. We urge all of our readers who live in the United States to write to your senators and representatives in congress, and urge them to oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA (U.S. House bill) and the PROTECT IP Act or PIPA (U.S. Senate bill).
Senator Ron Wyden from the great state of Oregon has promised to filibuster if PIPA comes up for a vote in the Senate. By filling out a quick form at StopCensorship.org you can have your name read on the Senate floor by Senator Wyden during his filibuster should it occur.
At Whitehouse.gov/petitions you can sign a petition in opposition that will be sent directly to the Obama Administration.
Do you take prescription medications? Do ever wish you could quickly find information about them without the hassle of calling your doctors office or a pharmacy? Drugs.com is a website that provides free information and news about prescription and over-the-counter medications, and much more. According to Drugs.com:
Drugs.com is the most popular, comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information online. Providing free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent advice on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products… Drugs.com is NOT an online pharmacy and does not condone the sale of prescription medicines over the Internet without a prescription. Drugs.com simply provides a free drug-information service to help you better understand how medicines work: their uses, side effects and potential to interact with other medicines.
Drugs.com many features and services include: A to Z Drug List, Drugs by Condition, Pill Identifier, Interactions Checker, Drug Image Search, News & Articles, New Drug Approvals, New Drug Applications, Drug Side Effects, Drug Imprint Codes, International Drugs, Drugs by Category, Natural Products, FDA Consumer Updates, Mobile Edition, MedNotes, FDA Drug Alerts, Clinical Trial Results, Medical Encyclopedia, Medical Dictionary, Patient Care Notes, Phonetic Search, For Professionals, Veterinary Drugs, Pregnancy Warnings, and Info en Español.
Waste More Time Online would like to apologize to all our loyal readers for missing Monday’s Website of the Day post. We had a little technical issue involving our internet service provider and the company that hosts our website. As of now the issue is fixed. We are hoping it is a permanent fix so we can get back to our regular posting schedule. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks everyone for your patience.
Waste More Time Online is a blog that posts a link to a new website everyday, Monday through Friday. We are currently under construction but hope to launch soon. If you have a favorite website you can send suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for websites that are entertaining or provide interesting information. We are not looking for websites who’s primary purpose is to sell things. Stay tuned and escape the real world!