JTDL: Anonymous hacks police; Boston bans face rec + New Jobs


A man was falsely arrested due to facial recognition software. (New York Times) Boston banned its government from using facial recognition technology. (Buzzfeed)

AI researchers say scientific publishers help perpetuate racist algorithms. (MIT) Seeking algorithmic justice in policing AI. (Science Friday) Understanding transparency in algorithmic accountability. (SSRN)

“BlueLeaks” data hack by Anonymous exposes files from hundreds of police departments. (Krebs on Security)

The purgatory of digital punishment. (Slate) (Sarah Lageson)

LAPD suspends use of CalGang database months after officers are accused of falsifying information. (KTLA) The Captains Endowment Association of New York City called for an immediate end of Compstat. (CEA)

The US Senate's new anti-encryption bill is even worse than the last one. (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Facebook and Twitter want to keep the justice system skewed against defendants. (Wired) FBI trawled Facebook to arrest protesters for inciting riots. (NBC) The police chief who helped create “Facebook Unit” steps down. (OneZero)

Encrypted phone network says it's shutting down after police hack. (VICE)

Nextdoor ends its program that forwarded suspicions to police. (Bloomberg)

Representatives from PayPal, Microsoft, and Amazon have seats on the boards of police foundations. (OneZero) 1,600 Google employees demand no tech for police. (VICE)

The FBI used an advanced spy jet to conduct surveillance of Black Lives Matter protests. (BuzzFeed) A person tweeted about Antifa, the FBI asked if he’d be an informant. (Intercept)

The IRS bought cellphone location data to try to find suspects. (Wall Street Journal)

Indiana Supreme Court rules that police can't force smartphone user to unlock her phone. (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Lawyers can't visit clients in prison, so quit monitoring their emails. (Los Angeles Times)

Body-cam footage from Las Vegas police will cost a lot more in July. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

In an attempt to improve public relations, Pakistan’s police are using social media. (Rest of World)

LawHelpNY sees spike in live help chats during the pandemic. (LawHelpNY Blog)

Consumer law app DoNotPay raised $12 million in a Series A funding round. (Forbes)

Canada’s Supreme Court opens its virtual doors. (Lawyer’s Daily) (h/t Aonghus Kelly)

Zoom call eviction hearings. (NPR) (h/t Miguel Willis)

While gutted by the current administration, the US DOJ’s Civil Rights Division has a new website and complaint form thanks to 18F. (DOJ)

🤬 US DC Circuit Court reinstates requirement to file separate paper copies of briefs and appendices that are already electronically filed. (US Courts)

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[Virtual] The British Institute of International and Comparative Law is hosting a webinar on virtual hearings in France, UK and US on June29. (BIICL) (h/t Aonghus Kelly)

The National Association of Court Management annual conference will be held in New Orleans from July 12-16. (NACM)

[Virtual] Subtech, a conference on law and innovation, is July 16-17. (ST)

[Virtual] The International Legal Technology Association is holding a conference from August 24-28. (ILTA)

[Virtual] The first annual American Legal Technology Awards will be held in August, date TBD. (ALT)

[Stay tuned] We Robot 2020 may not take place at the University of Ottawa. (UOttawa)

Jobs & Opportunities

18F, the federal government’s in-house tech shop, is hiring for two roles. (18F) (h/t Eleni Manis)

AI Now Institute has numerous openings. (AI Now)

[New] American and Georgetown Law Schools have a call for papers on policing, technology, and building public trust. (AU) (h/t Nikki Pope)

The Appeal, a digital publication focused on criminal justice, needs an editor. (TA)

Arnold Ventures has a bunch of job openings in their various criminal justice tracks. (Arnold)

The Aspen Tech Policy Hub is looking for a deputy director and a program coordinator. (Aspen) (h/t Betsy Cooper)

BetaNYC needs a civic hacker. (BNYC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Blue Ridge Labs needs a program associate. (BRL)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has openings in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

Code for America is looking for a senior consulting engineer for its “Clear My Record” expungement project. (CfA) (h/t Matt Bernius)

[New] The Department of Justice needs an IT specialist. (DOJ) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] Everytown for Gun Safety is looking for a data scientist. (EGS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The FBI needs a software engineer. (FBI)

[New] The Future Society needs an analyst for their AI against child abuse program. (FS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Georgetown’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy needs a justice data associate. (GULC) (h/t Matthew Stubenberg)

Harvard’s A2J Lab needs a research specialist. (A2J)

The Illinois Courts are looking for a senior program manager for its legal technology initiatives. (ILCourts)

Lagniappe Law Lab is looking for an access-to-justice tech fellow. (LLL)

LawHelpNY needs a new director. (CFW)

[New] The Marshall Project needs a data editor. (MP) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Measures for Justice has numerous open positions in their research and technology sections. (MfJ)

Neota Logic, an expert systems platform, is looking for a university and non-profit relationships director, plus other roles. (Neota)

[New] NYU Law School has a fellowship for tech policy people. (NYU)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking for researchers, data scientists and programmers. (PDAO)

Pro Bono Net has numerous openings in New York for project management and other roles. (PBN)

Quest for Justice is looking to fill numerous roles. (Q4J) (Disclosure: I work for Q4J.)

Recidiviz, a criminal justice data platform, is looking for a dev. (Recidiviz)

Schmidt Futures has numerous open roles. (SF)

Texas Southern University’s Center for Justice Research is looking for a research analyst. (TSU)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a QA dev. (T&P)

Thorn, a platform fighting child sex trafficking, has a number of positions open. (Thorn)

[New] The Vera Institute of Justice has numerous open positions. (VIJ) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Yale Law School is looking for visiting fellows for the Information Society Project. (ISP)