Letter from the Editor I hope everyone’s summer is off to a great start. I have two housekeeping items to share: Apropos of this very newsletter, I nee…
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News [Must Read] A newly public report says the federal courts’ data management system needs to be replaced and lays out how to do it. (18F) Twilio pow…
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News A crime app falsely accused a homeless man of starting a wildfire. (Guardian) Fighting over algorithmic disclosure in criminal cases continues in …
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News The Texas House passed a bill that would require the statewide use of a risk model. (Dallas Morning News) A ransomware attack on the DC police led…
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News The harms of police surveillance technology monopolies. (SSRN) Everything local surveillance laws are missing in one post. (Belfer Center) (h/t Re…
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News Nextdoor will alert users if it thinks they’re about to post something racist. (Verge) Racist users have been an ongoing problem for the platform,…
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News Darnella Frazier captured George Floyd's death on her cellphone, the video shaped the Chauvin trial. (New York Times) What’s the purpose of sharin…
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News After the police killing of Adam Toledo in Chicago, the ShotSpotter gunfire detection system deserves serious scrutiny. (Intercept) A wrongfully a…
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News The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that websites are not public accommodations, unless they create an intangible barrier that excludes disabl…
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News Former prisoners struggle to reenter society, especially when society moves online. (NBC) When it comes to email, prisoners say attorney-client pr…
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News Florida prisons buy up location data from data brokers. (Techdirt) A prison mail surveillance company keeps tabs on those on the outside, too. (VI…
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News Tinder and OkCupid could soon let you background check your date. (ProPublica) I wrote about a similarly bad idea in 2017. (ABA Journal) Zoom cour…
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