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Technology Report: Social networks must help stamp out promotion of violence: France

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Social networks must help stamp out promotion of violence: France
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - France appealed on Thursday for U.N. member states to work together on an international legal framework that would make social network providers share responsibility for the use of their platforms to spread messages promoting violence.
Analyst-turned-fund manager basks in Xiaomi glow
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Richard Ji, whose little-known fund was the biggest investor in leading Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc's [XTC.UL] $1.1 billion fundraising last month, is a numbers man looking to spot 'category killers' - start-ups with the power to disrupt.
Verizon posts higher revenue; wireless margins narrow
(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday that quarterly revenue rose 6.8 percent as it added more customers during the competitive holiday season but profit margins narrowed in its wireless business due to pricing and promotions.
Ford opens new Silicon Valley research center
(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co opened a new Silicon Valley research center in Palo Alto to speed up technology development and experiments in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles and big data, the company said on Thursday.
BMW, Volkswagen join with ChargePoint to build EV fast-charging stations
DETROIT (Reuters) - German automakers BMW and Volkswagen are joining with ChargePoint to build a U.S. network of fast-charging stations for electric cars and plug-in hybrid vehicles, the companies said Thursday.
EU unlikely to support ban on free unlimited Facebook, Spotify
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union member states are unlikely to support an EU-wide ban on telecoms companies offering online services such as Facebook and Spotify for free, according to a proposal by EU presidency Latvia.
Turkey proposes tighter internet law, pursues Twitter critic
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is pressing new legislation allowing ministers to temporarily ban websites and forcing Twitter to block an anonymous whistleblower as part of President Tayyip Erdogan's campaign to bring the internet to heel.
General Dynamics sees more demand for 'insider' cyber protection
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Dynamics Corp, a key provider of cyber services for the U.S. government, said recent high-profile cyberattacks were boosting demand from government agencies for better protections against breaches by so-called insiders.
Amazon to buy Israeli start-up Annapurna Labs
SAN FRANCISCO/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. tech giant Amazon confirmed on Thursday that it has agreed to buy Israeli chipmaker Annapurna Labs for its cloud computing unit, Amazon Web Services.
LG Electronics says no overheating issue with new Qualcomm processor
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean smartphone maker LG Electronics Inc said on Thursday that it encountered no overheating problems with Qualcomm Inc's new Snapdragon processor that is powering a curved-screen device going on sale later this month.
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