A small but noteworthy enhancement to the Google Takeout service which lets you export your data from Google+: you can now export a list of the sites you have +1'd into a file. Handy. [Data Liberation Blog via Google Operating System]
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Last week, we brought you the news that Village Roadshow was seeking to add 40 more sites to Australia's anti-piracy block list. ISPs will now need to ban customers from accessing popular torrent and movie streaming sites that include ExtraTorrent, Demonoid, Torrent Downloads, TorrentProject, YTS, 123Movies, and Icefilms. Here is the full list of banned websites (and how to bypass the blocks).