Supercomputers, nanomedicine and AI safety – weekly wrap-up

Quick rundown of things you may have missed last week:
onion-800x400Battle over Tor’s integrity is led at the university level after FBI involvement 
While one university assisted FBI in performing attacks on the Tor network, others have reinforced its security. The role of universities in state surveillance has since become an open question. 
146621971287444-800x400World’s first 1000-processor chip smashes records in performance and efficiency
“KiloCore’s“ numbers are impressive – 621 million transistors and 1.78 trillion operations per second. But what do they actually mean? 
Building a successful, European multi-city team. Myth or opportunity?
With organisations spanning multiple cities in multiple countries becoming the norm, what are the best ways to keep an efficient work flow?
Google is putting extra thought into AI safety concerns
Artificial Intelligence is becoming a real thing and it’s time to start framing the public debate into realistic concerns, according to Google.
061116_nano_feat-vessel_free_0-800x400Nanoparticles close in on cardiovascular diseases in a non-surgical strike
Researchers are exploring a novel solution to heart disease – targeting clots in arteries with active molecule-carrying nanomissiles.
The blurry line between data protection and coercion (Interview with Gilad L. Rosner)
“Lawful and unlawful access – and who gets to say which is which? – are two sides of the same coin: the state’s desire for information about people.”
As facial recognition aims for the mainstream – just how reliable is it?
Facial recognition is gaining a lot of traction in security systems, but how do world’s best systems fare against larger datasets?