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By Melony Roy

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NCAA Tournament Drives 46 Million Interactions on Facebook

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The social activity surrounding the 2014 NCAA Tournament drove 46 million interactions on Facebook.

More than 15 million people on Facebook in the U.S. had 46 million combined posts, comments and “likes” between March 16th and April 7th.

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Facebook Tweaks Privacy Settings Again

(credit: KAREN BLEIER/Getty Images)

(credit: KAREN BLEIER/Getty Images)

Facebook is testing new privacy settings to alert users about who they are sharing with on the platform.

The company will be updating mobile and Web designs with more prominent audience controls, a new default privacy setting for cover photos and a message clarifying who can see an image you post when your friends re-share it.

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Facebook’s India User Base Crosses 100M

MENLO PARK, CA - FEBRUARY 01: A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters on February 1, 2012 in Menlo Park, California.  (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

 (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook has hit another milestone by registering 100 million active users in India, making it the country with the largest Facebook user base outside of the US.

India is now the only country where Facebook could one day have 1 billion users, thanks to a growing base of internet users and increasing mobile phone subscribers.

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Follow KYW social media editor Melony Roy @MelonyRoy.

 

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