JTDL: Face rec & the Capitol attack; police robots, privacy disaster

News

The facial-recognition app Clearview sees a spike in use after Capitol attack. (New York Times) Facial recognition technology isn't good just because it's used to arrest Neo-Nazis. (Slate)

Archivists are mining Parler metadata to pinpoint crimes at the Capitol. (VICE)

Who decides when there are helicopters? Experts weigh in on how the National Guard monitors protests. (NBC) Fort Worth, Texas unveils a new high-tech police helicopter. (Yahoo!) (h/t Rebecca Williams)

Police robots are a privacy disaster waiting to happen. (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Surveillance tech is not accomplishing the things it's supposed to. (Marketplace)

What you need to know about diversity in legal tech and how to fix it. (Medium)

On data-driven criminal justice reform. (Law360)

Hong Kong police use the new national security law to block protest-related websites. (South China Morning Post)

The world's largest illegal Darknet marketplace has been shut down. (Vice)

Already at use in criminal cases, Malaysia will start using facial recognition tech in civil cases. (Star) (h/t Rebecca Williams)

The White House launched the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative office. (White House)

A report I missed from September lays out how cities can create equitable technology programs. (Urban) (h/t Liz Keith)


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Jobs & Opportunities

18F, the federal government’s in-house tech shop, is hiring. (18F)

The ACLU needs a technology fellow to look at tech that impacts civil rights. (ACLU) (h/t Irene Mo)

The ACLU of Northern California is looking for interns. (ACLU NorCal)

The Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition needs a coalition director. (BDEC) (h/t Emma Simpson).

The Brennan Center is looking for a bunch of legal interns. (BC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Callisto needs a senior dev. (C)

The Center for Democracy and Technology is hiring a number of staff and internship positions. (CDT) (h/t Alex Givens)

The Center for Policing Equity needs a data analyst and full stack engineer. (CPE) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Charles Koch Institute is accepting applications for the emerging tech policy leaders program. (CKI)

DataKind is looking for an executive director (DK) and director of volunteers. (DK) (h/t Elizabeth Grossman)

DC’s Criminal Code Reform Commission needs a social scientist. (CCRC)

Duke’s Center for Science and Justice is accepting applications for an associate director. (DCSJ) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Everytown for Gun Safety needs a data engineer. (EGS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Harvard’s Belfer Center has opened up applications for its Technology and Public Purpose Fellowship. (HBC)

Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center opened its fellowship application. (BKC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] Harvard Law’s Cyberlaw Clinic is looking for a summer intern. (CC)

Harvard Law’s Journal of Law and Technology is accepting articles. (JOLT)

[New] The Judicial Council of California needs a senior UX designer. (JCC)

JustFix.nyc is looking to fill multiple roles. (JF)

Just Tech has numerous openings. (JT) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Lagniappe Law Lab needs a legal content manager. (LLL) (h/t Amanda Brown)

The Legal Aid Foundation of LA needs a legal IT manager. (LAFLA) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

[New] Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers needs a senior dev. (NACDL) (h/t Julie Ciccolini)

[New] National Center for State Courts needs a senior associate researcher. (NCSC)

New America opened up applications for its national fellows program. (NA)

The New Jersey Dept. of Law and Public Safety needs a chief data officer. (NJ) (h/t Beth Noveck)

The Oklahoma Policy Institute needs a justice data analyst. (OPI)

[New] Paladin needs a product manager (P) and full stack engineer. (P)

The Partnership on AI is hiring for multiple positions. (PAI) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Patrick McGovern Foundation has a slew of positions. (PMF)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking to fill a number of roles. (PDAO)

Pro Bono Net has an open position and needs interns. (PBN)

Raheem, a platform for reporting police violence, needs a software engineer. (R)

Recidiviz has a number of openings. (R)

The Responsible Business Initiative for Justice is looking for a Campaign Manager and a Director of Operations (RBIJ) (h/t Silas Horst)

SimpleCitizen, an immigration tech company, has engineering, product and sales roles. (SC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Tech Congress applications are now open for the 2021 Congressional Innovation Scholars Program. (TC)

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

University College London is offering a fully funded PhD for someone interested in studying technology-facilitated abuse in intimate partner violence. (UCL) (h/t Leonie Tanczer)

[New] University of Ottawa’s Centre for Law, Tech, and Society needs an admin assistant. (UO) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

[New] University of Virginia is looking for an assistant professor in responsible data science. (UVA)

Universität Wien is hiring an innovation and private law prof. (UW) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Upsolve, a bankruptcy app, needs an engineer. (U) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Upturn needs a summer policy intern. (U)

The Vera Institute of Justice has numerous open positions, including a director of innovation. (VIJ) (h/t Eleni Manis)

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


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