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Twitter launches Valentine’s Day #LoveHappens stickers

Dimapur, Feb 13
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Published on 14 Feb. 2017 12:19 AM IST
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Micro-blogging site Twitter has launched special Valentine’s Day #LoveHappens stickers that represent various symbols of love for people to express their emotions in a fun way.
Last year, people tweeted the word “love” more than 2.5 billion times globally. And now, a special emoji for Valentine’s Day, which falls on February 14, has been developed that appears when #LoveHappens and Valentine’s Day related hashtags are used while composing a tweet, read a statement from Twitter.
Here’s a list of most “hearted” tweets related to love in 2016:
* Cricketer Virat Kohli supports actress Anushka Sharma: Virat Kohli’s (@imVkohli) tweet in support of actress Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) was also the most hearted tweet, in addition to being the ‘golden tweet’ of 2016 in India. He encouraged his fans and critics, who attributed his outstanding performance in the ICC World T20 to their break-up, to be compassionate. 
* Superstar Salman Khan’s complicated bromance with “Dangal” star Aamir Khan: Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) compared Aamir Khan’s (@aamir_khan) “Dangal” to his own blockbuster “Sultan” after his family saw “Dangal” and thought it was better. Salman admitted that although he loves Aamir personally, he hates him professionally.
* Superstar Rajinikanth congratulates PM Narendra Modi for demonetisation move: Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) showed his love for his country when he declared the birth of a new India after Modi’s demonetisation measure to curb black money and terrorism in the country.
* Actor Akshay Kumar tweets in support of the Indian soldiers: Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) spoke his mind with his video message expressing pride and support for the Indian soldiers. He emphasised on the importance of making Indian soldiers feel safe and valued, as we are safe, due to their sacrifice and duty towards our nation.
* Actor Vijay’s opinion on Jallikattu: Tamil star Vijay (@actorvijay) expressed his love for his culture when he shared a heartfelt message with his fans on Jallikattu being the pride of Tamil Nadu, using the hashtag #JusticeforJalikattu.
Beware of fake apps this Valentine’s Day
Nearly 59 per cent of people who used online dating services or apps on their mobile devices reported experiencing a security problem, a survey by global leader in cyber security Norton by Symantec has revealed.
Every February, users -- both single and couples -- tend to increase their downloads of Valentine’s Day-centric apps -- romance-themed content, horoscope compatibility tests, greetings and games, among others. 
According to the recently released Norton Mobile Survey, dating-based social networking is rapidly becoming the norm in India with about 38 per cent of consumers admitting to having used online dating apps at some point in their lives.
However, these romance-related apps are four to five times more likely to be uninstalled within a month. This offers opportunity to cyber criminals looking to leverage user-interest towards the related offerings.
While 64 per cent women reported experiencing security-related problems, 54 per cent men faced security issues, the survey said. 
One should not visit links sent by people that are out of contact for a long time, as scammers can pose as a known member to get people to click on links that usually lead to porn or webcam sites, said the cyber security firm while providing various tips to spot online dating scams.
They may also lead to malicious sites that download malware onto your computer. 
Scammers can also create fake profiles that are run by programmes called bots, clicking on which may lead to either porn or malware that may take credit card information. 
Further, one should create a username and password that has not been used on any other accounts, as the username can be searched and anything tied to that username can be used to locate people on other social or online platforms, the firm said.
Before choosing an online dating site or app, proper research should be done and only reputable and well-known service or paid service should be used.
One should also check the site’s privacy policy as well as verify how information regarding your account is handled, as some dating sites make profiles public by default, which means that they can be indexed by search engines.

 
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