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April 16, 2018, 5:55 AM

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Christopher Balding / Bloomberg:
Chinese government is getting increasingly involved in its tech companies by installing Communist Party committees at some firms, investing state funds, more  —  The government wants control of a booming new industry.  —  As Bloomberg News reported this week, a key stumbling block …
Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
Baidu launches Totem, a stock photo service that uses blockchain to timestamp submissions and track ownership of each original photograph  —  Chinese internet search giant Baidu has launched a blockchain-based stock photo service in bid to protect image intellectual property in China.
Wall Street Journal:
Amidst tariffs brawl with US, China is delaying reviews of Qualcomm's NXP deal and Bain's acquisition of Toshiba's chip unit, raising fears both deals may fail  —  Qualcomm and Bain Capital are most at risk if the delays scuttle their respective deals  —  BEIJING—China is slowing reviews …
Russ Juskalian / MIT Technology Review:
How UN's Building Blocks program is using permissioned blockchain based on open source Ethereum code to distribute UN-facilitated food aid to recipients  —  A few times a month, Bassam pushes a shopping cart through the aisles of a grocery store stocked with bags of rice, a small selection of fresh vegetables, and other staples.
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the history and challenges of devising standout names for computer viruses and vulnerabilities, thousands of which are now discovered each year  —  Techies turn to puns, historical references in desperate efforts to devise standout monikers; the problem with Badlock
Benjamin Herold / Education Week:
Study finds ~3,337 free apps in Google Play's Designed for Families program that may violate COPPA, a federal law aimed to protect children from online tracking  —  Thousands of free apps available in the Google Play store are potentially violating a major federal data-privacy law intended …

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