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The Biggest Twitter Moments Of 2015

Twitter, a kind of real time pulse tracking the events as they happen where people from around the gather in moments of triumph, activism, support and fascination to express their views, have revealed the most popular tweets of 2015. The hashtag # JeSuisParis, used to show solidarity with the French capital in the wake of its second terrorist attack, marked the most talked-about moment of the year.

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U.S.-China relations

U.S., China appear to get little done in removing economic barriers

The United States and China urged each other on Wednesday to remove barriers to foreign investment, saying that business ties were vital to overall relations, although they appeared to achieve little beyond rhetoric at a high profile three-day meeting that was overshadowed by security rivalries.

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Hewlett-Packard

HP sells $2.3 billion China unit stake to forge partnership with Tsinghua Unigroup

Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N) will sell a controlling 51 percent stake in its China-based data-networking business to China's Tsinghua Unigroup for at least $2.3 billion, forming a partnership designed to create a Chinese technology powerhouse.

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Hewlett-Packard

China's Unigroup says wins bid to buy 51 percent stake in HP unit

Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N) has agreed to sell a controlling 51 percent stake in its China-based data-networking business, estimated to be worth more than $2 billion (1 billion pounds), to Tsinghua Unigroup, a spokesperson for the Chinese private equity fund's parent company said on Tuesday.

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Cyber attack

Creditors may seize control of Altegrity

Oaktree Capital Management and other lenders are close to striking a deal with Providence Equity Partners to take control of the security company that vetted former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, the New York Post reported.

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Amazon boxes

Amazon's cloud business a harder sell in post-Snowden era

This spring, Taser International Inc won a small but high-profile contract to supply body cameras to the London police. But the deal nearly collapsed over one issue: where the video footage would be stored.

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Belgacom Group

Alleged UK hacking of Belgian telecoms firm was far-reaching

Hacking of computers at Belgian telecoms firm Belgacom, alleged to have been carried out by a British spy agency, was more far-reaching than previously thought and went undetected for more than two years, according to reports published on Saturday.

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Edward Snowden

Spying techniques exposed by Snowden not unlawful

British spies did not break laws guaranteeing human rights when they used mass monitoring techniques revealed by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the country's surveillance watchdog ruled on Friday.

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WeChat helps Apple rack up bonus points in China

Apple Inc has a lot for which to thank people like Deng.

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receptionist

China tech firms gain from cyber barbs, Snowden revelations

Chinese software companies such as Neusoft Corp and China National Software & Service Co Ltd (ChinaSoft) are picking up sales and expanding their marketing as China trades cyber spying accusations with the United States.

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US National Security Agency

NSA can retrieve all telephone calls from a foreign country made in the past month

The MYSTIC operation of the National Security Agency has the ability to retrieve phone calls in a foreign country in the past 30 days, The Washington Post reported citing documents provided by Edward Snowden and people with knowledge of the matter.

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National Security Agency

The Intercept editor says National Security Agency distrustful of anyone using encryption

Those who use encryption tools are viewed with suspicion by the National Security Agency and users can be targeted by the agency because of it, says "The Intercept" Editor Glenn Greenwald, VentureBeat reported.

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National Security Agency

Nearly 200 million text messages are collected by NSA every day- report

The National Security Agency in the US collects nearly 200 million text messages every day, storing in its database information like addresses, financial transactions and contact networks.

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Mandiant

US security firm FireEye picks up Mandiant in massive $1B deal

California, US-based security company FireEye purchased Virginia-based firm Mandiant for $1 billion in the biggest security deal of 2013.

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Wickr

Private messaging app Wickr redesigns amid fundraising

California-based private messaging app Wickr had redesigned and is in the middle of a USD7.4 million fundraising, according to a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today.

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