JTDL: Fixing fed courts' CMS; a vigilante crime app + New jobs


[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 powers predatory prison video calls. (American Prospect)

Inside Citizen’s dangerous effort to cash in on vigilantism. (Vice) (h/t Katie Kirsch) Hacktivist posts massive scrape of Citizen’s data. (Vice) Citizen exposed users' Covid data. (Vice)

The Chicago Police Department’s predictive policing program got a man shot twice. (Verge)

A lack of oversight lets Phoenix police add protesters to gang database. (ABC)

In the UK, a photo of a hand holding cheese got a drug dealer sentenced to 13 years in prison. (Verge) (h/t Keith Porcaro) The European Court of Human Rights ruled that UK mass surveillance laws violate privacy and freedom of expression rights. (Privacy International)

Police in Oregon are searching cellphones daily and straining civil rights. (OPB)

Does banning people with felonies from dating apps actually make anyone safer? (Marshall Project)

U.S. Park Police will wear body-cameras in San Francisco. (Washington Post) What the evidence says about police body-cameras. (Economist)

Data capitalism and algorithmic racism. (Demos) AI’s future doesn’t have to be dystopian. (Boston Review)


[Virtual] University of Michigan is putting on a webinar series on science, technology , and the carceral state, May-June. (UM) (h/t Melvin Washington)

[Virtual] Stand Together Ventures Lab’s “Unbundle Policing: Reimagine Public Safety Challenge” is hosting an info session on the new fund, June 15. (ST) (h/t Rachael Drew)

[Virtual] NYU’s Institute for Public Interest Technology is putting on a two-week conference for scholars, late June. (NYU)

Jobs & Opportunities

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

[New] A2J Tech is looking to fill dev and PM roles. (A2JT)

ACLU of Massachusetts is looking for a technology for liberty fellow. (ACLU)

The Africa Digital Policy Institute is accepting fellow applications. (ADPI)

Afterpattern opened their automated legal products competition with $5,000 on the line. (AP) (h/t Scott Kelly)

BRYTER is hiring a legal architect. (B)

Center for Democracy and Technology has multiple positions. (CDT) (h/t Alex Givens)

Data & Society has multiple openings. (D+S)

The Day One Project needs a policy director for science and tech. (DOP)

Free Press is looking for a policy counsel. (FP) (h/t Amy Martyn)

Future of Privacy Forum is hiring a law and policy fellow. (FPF)

Good Call is looking for an engineer. (GC) (h/t Gabe Leader-Rose)

[New] The Harvard Law Library’s Innovation Lab needs summer RAs. (HLL)

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is looking for a Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. (2Civility) (h/t Jayne Reardon)

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

[New] The Legal Services Corporation is hiring for a chief data officer. (LSC) (h/t Dan Bernstein)

The Markup is looking for an investigative journalist. (M)

Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

Northeastern University’s Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity needs a managing director. (NU) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Paladin is looking for a product designer. (P)

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

PEW needs a principal associate for its civil legal system modernization work. (PEW) (h/t Erika Rickard)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking to fill a number of roles, including for a data engineer. (PDAO)

ProBonoNet needs a product manager. (PBN)

[New] Recidiviz is looking for a comms director and a partnerships manager. (R) (h/t Evan Green-Lowe)

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

The Stand Together Ventures Lab’s “Unbundle Policing: Reimagine Public Safety Challenge”, with $1M+ in funding, is now open. (ST) (h/t Rachael Drew)

Temple Law School needs an ED for its law and technology center. (TLS) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid needs an analytics and research manager. (TRLA) (h/t Lizzie Shackney)

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

Tyler Tech needs a PM. (TT) (h/t Joyce Raby)

UC Berkeley Law’s Technology & Public Policy Clinic needs a teaching fellow. (UCB)

The University of Michigan is hiring profs focused on racial justice and tech. (UM)

Upsolve, the bankruptcy platform, is hiring for multiple roles. (Up)

Uptrust needs a implementation engineering manager. (U)

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

Village Capital needs a managing director of its impact investing. (VC)

Wired is hiring editorial positions. (W)