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Facebook Rolling Out Revamped Page Insights (AllFacebook)
The revamped page insights Facebook began testing with select page administrators in June have been refined based on feedback from those admins and are now being rolled out to all pages, along with some new features, the social network announced in a post on its Facebook for Business page. Facebook said the people talking about this metric will be split into page likes, people engaged (unique users who have clicked on, liked, commented on, or shared posts), page tags and mentions, page check-ins, and other interactions with pages.

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Tech Legal Blog Groklaw is Shutting Down Due to NSA Spying

The technology and legal news site Groklaw is shutting down because of government spying on email. The site’s founder Pamela Jones explained that she was motivated by comments from Lavabit founder Ladar Levison who shut down his encrypted email service after receiving pressure from the United States government.

Jones took Levison’s experience to heart. “The owner of Lavabit tells us that he’s stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we’d stop too,” she wrote on a final blog post on Groklaw. “There is no way to do Groklaw without email.  Therein lies the conundrum.” Jones explained that the foundation of Groklaw is based on input from the community which largely comes from email. While she says that she is “not a political person,” she can’t live with the idea of the government going through all of her correspondence. She writes: Read more