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Weekly Wrap-up: Effects of the Internet Blacklist Bill and More

HR 3261 has riled up the internet and with good reason. We take a look at the effects of the new bill, in an easy to follow infographic from the folks at AmericanCensorship.org. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up.

After the jump you’ll find more of this week’s top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web – Location, App Stores and Real-Time Web – plus highlights from some of our six channels. Read on for more.

Top Stories of the Week

Infographic: Effects of the Internet Blacklist Bill (SOPA) [Updated]

Trying to keep up with every threat to privacy online is a never-ending race on the hamster wheel. For that reason, when someone jumps up and down and tells us to pay close attention to the latest threat, many of us shrug our shoulders because we just don’t have the time to learn about each and every major privacy threat in the tech new cycle. To help us cut through the overwhelming amount of information we’ve already received about SOPA, the Stop Internet Piracy Act, the team at AmericanCensorship.org brings us this simple to follow infographic that very clearly details the risks of SOPA.

ReadWriteWeb commenter COV summed it up best:

The Brand Pages Face Off: Google+ vs. Facebook

In this corner, veteran marketing tool, Facebook brand pages. In the other corner, newcomer to the social space, Google+ brand pages. Richard takes a hard look at both offerings by checking out the brand pages of luxury auto makers BMW and Mercedes-Benz on each.

Comment from Diane Gomez:

What a Tweet Can Tell You

Here’s a review of DataSift, the second licensed reseller of tweets. More likely a business offering than a consumer tool, DataSift has great potential and a confusing UI. Read Marshall’s post for a look at the possibilities of Twitter data mining with robust data tool.

Vijay Hanumolu tweeted:

9 Innings worth of MLB on ReadWriteWeb

ReadWriteWeb coverage of the MLB.com College Challenge, a 14 hour Hack Day open to only a few students but with impressive VC potential.

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Updated: Hollywood and Congress Target Mozilla

Comment from Les Orchard:

Women’s Heel Size Drops, Thanks to IBM Analytics

From DevOps to NoOps: 10 Cloud Services You Should Be Using

Foursquare’s Website Just Got a Whole Lot More Useful

Hacker Shows How To Easily Root the Kindle Fire

Tumblr Censors Our Dashboards In Opposition To SOPA

So This is Openness, Google X, and What Have You Done?

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Draft W3C Standard Looks More Like ‘Please, Do Not Track’

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Google Starts Pushing the Android Ice Cream Sandwich Source Code

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