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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending June 11, 2016)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
June 10, 2016
  1. Why Tech Companies Should Work with Government Rather than Against It
    The former chief digital officer of New York, Rachel Haot, explains why government and entrepreneurs need to work together.
  2. Go Inside an Industrial Plant That Sucks Carbon Dioxide Straight Out of the Air
    A pilot plant north of Vancouver is testing a process to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, hoping to prove it is economically viable.
  3. Companies Are Stockpiling Bitcoin to Pay Off Cybercriminals
    The rise of malware that holds data hostage has led companies to buy Bitcoin to use as ransom in case of an attack.
  4. The Best and Worst Internet Experience in the World
    Mobile innovation in China is flourishing, bringing new conveniences to daily life. Is that happening despite or because of the country’s strict controls on online expression?
  5. Robots Are Invading Malls (and Sidewalks) Near You
    A new generation of robots is heading out of the factory and into urban settings to help you get packages and snacks.
  6. A Big Leap for an Artificial Leaf
    A new system for making liquid fuel from sunlight, water, and air is a promising step for solar fuels.
  7. Customer Headaches Could Curtail Apple’s Encryption Push
    Apple’s Tim Cook says he doesn’t want his company to be able to read customer data—but he probably can’t make that happen.
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