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Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending May 16, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.

May 14, 2015

Tomorrow’s Advance Man
An inside look at how Andreessen Horowitz evaluates tech startups.
Brian Bergstein, executive editor

The Rehab Racket: The Way We Treat Addiction Is a Costly, Dangerous Mess
A sobering analysis of addiction health care in the U.S.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer

6 Charts That Show How Wealthy Tech Execs Actually Are
Guess you know you’ve made it when your net “worth” in aggregate amounts to 50 Jay Zs plus 16 Kanyes …
—Kyanna Sutton

NSA Bulk Surveillance Debate Gets New Heat
Should the NSA domestic surveillance section of the Patriot Act be disbanded with the upcoming Patriot Act renewal?
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer

Lighting the Brain
Profile of Karl Deisseroth, inventor of optogenetics.
Antonio Regalado, senior editor, biomedicine

Decoding the Enigma of Satoshi Nakamoto and the Birth of Bitcoin
Nathaniel Popper at the New York Times explores one popular theory about the true identity of Bitcoin’s mysterious creator.
Mike Orcutt, research editor