JTDL: Jail Cameras Hacked; #NoMoreDataWeapons + New Jobs

News

“They track every move”: How US parole apps created digital prisoners. (Guardian)

Hackers broke into thousands of security cameras, including those in jails. (Bloomberg)

America grapples with regulating surveillance technology. (Economist) Police surveillance can't be reformed—it must be abolished. (VICE)

Data for Black Lives introduced #NoMoreDataWeapons, which “opposes any technological tool used to surveil, police and criminalize Black and Brown communities.” (D4BL)

License-plate scanners aid crime-solving, spur privacy debate. (Wall Street Journal)

Facial recognition company Clearview AI, which is used by law enforcement around the US, is sued over its dataset. (LA Times)

Powerful DNA software used in hundreds of criminal cases faces new scrutiny. (Markup)

ShotSpotter devices will get more scrutiny in San Diego. (Voice of San Diego)

China’s “Sharp Eyes” program aims to surveil 100% of public space. (OneZero)

The FBI says it didn’t monitor public social media posts threatening the January 6 Capitol attack, incorrectly claiming that it didn’t have the authority. (NBC)

The surveillance plane is finished in Baltimore, but a federal court will still hear arguments over whether it's constitutional. (Baltimore Sun)

Can good data improve policing and prevent excessive force? (GovTech)

Events

[Virtual] University of Florida Law is hosting its Tech, Media, and Privacy conference, which has panels on criminal record and police data, March 19. (UFL)

[Virtual] George Washington Law is hosting a panel discussion titled “How Tech Can Improve Access to Justice: Challenges and Opportunities” with Tanina Rostain, Miguel Willis, Jessica Steinberg, and myself. March 22 at 12pm ET. (GW)

[Virtual] Texas A&M Law’s upcoming symposium “From Investigation to Post-Conviction: Privacy and Tech in Modern Criminal Procedure” is March 26. (TAMU)


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Jobs & Opportunities

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

A2JTech needs a product manager. (A2JT)

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

Baltimore City needs a city data fellow. (Balt)

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

Blue Ridge Lab’s Catalyst incubator is accepting applicants. (BRL) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Brookings Institution AI and Emerging Tech Initiative needs a senior researcher. (AIET)

[New] Center for Democracy and Technology has two 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)

The European AI Fund needs a program officer. (EAIF)

Fast Forward Academy is accepting applications. (FFA) (h/t Summer Kennedy)

[New] Fast Forward Accelerator is also accepting applications. (FFA) (h/t Summer Kennedy)

The Future Society has multiple openings. (FS)

Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy & Technology is looking for a summer fellow. (CPT)

Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center needs a program Manager for AI policy practice. (BKC)

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

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

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

Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

New America’s Open Technology Institute needs a legal intern. (NA)

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

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

Pennsylvania State University is looking for law, policy and engineering (PSU) and law professors. (PSU) (h/t Sandra Allain)

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

[New] The Policing Project at NYU has multiple positions open. (PP)

[New] ProBonoNet needs a product manager. (PBN)

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

Swansea University has fully funded PhDs for those focused on human interactions with AI—deadline March 26. (SU)

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

UC Berkeley’s Center for Law and Tech need an ED. (UCB) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

University of Oxford has a postdoc position focused on algorithmic bias. (Ox) (h/t Chris Frascella)

Universität Wien is looking for project staff at the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law. (UW) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

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

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

SafeLab at the Columbia School of Social Work is accepting UX fellowship applications. (UXR)

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