JTDL: Losing public goods to Big Tech; Prison TikTok + New Jobs

News

The loss of public goods to Big Tech. (Noem Mag)

Are the police trying to stop you from taking that cellphone video? Check your First Amendment rights. (Washington Post)

Police in Arizona used drone footage to arrest three protesters writing on the street with chalk. (Motherboard) Police used streetlight camera footage to investigate protesters. (Voice of San Diego) Protesters marching across the country had no idea that a tech company was spying on them. (BuzzFeed)

FBI expands its ability to monitor social media and location data. (Intercept) California police are using copyright to hide surveillance documents. (VICE) It's time for DC to regulate police surveillance technology. (Washington Post)

A prosecutor wrote about how virtual hearings will make criminal justice systems more equitable, it doesn’t consider the defendant. (Wired)

Yes, there’s prison TikTok. (Wired)

Police in New York state are using subpoenas when people don’t comply with contact tracing. (NBC)

Five ideas to make Silicon Valley less racist. (OneZero)

Lawmakers propose an indefinite nationwide ban on police use of facial recognition. (c|net) Facial recognition backlash brews after fury over police conduct. (Bloomberg) The Detroit police chief says facial recognition software misidentifies people 96 percent of the time. (VICE)

Claiming it protects cybercriminals, the US administration is going after Europe’s flagship data protection law. (Politico)

Human rights activists want to use AI to help prove war crimes in court. (MIT Tech Review)

Automation throws away the expertise and nimbleness that justify the administrative state, undermining the very case for the existence and authority of agencies. (SSRN)

The Michigan Supreme Court found that the Sixth Amendment’s Right to Confrontation can be infringed when video conferencing is used. (MISC) (h/t Diego Alcala)

Streaming platform Twitch reckons with sexual assault as it begins permanently suspending users. (Verge)

Michigan courts are experimenting with tech, like having people schedule their own hearing times. (Hill)

New AI software uses deepfake technology to turn drawings into realistic human faces. (South China Morning Post)

Lesson from the Florida Justice Technology Center: it’s all about the team. (Medium) (Joyce Raby)

Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which funds criminal justice technology projects, is affected by what happens at Facebook. (Vox)

The US judiciary launches redesigned PACER website. (US Courts) Here’s all of the errors in the new site’s code. (Nu HTML Checker)

Free Law Project launched a judge database. (FLP)

Dubai police release hilariously high-octane video of cybercriminals' arrests. (Slate)


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Events

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)

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)

[New] The California Law Revision Commission is taking on the penal code and needs a data savvy attorney. (CLRC) (h/t Thomas Nosewicz)

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

[New] Citizen Lab has a fellowship on surveillance, digital security, and race. (CL)

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

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

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

The FBI needs a software engineer. (FBI)

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)

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] New Jersey’s Office of Innovation has numerous open roles. (NJOI) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] NYU GovLab has an opening for a senior fellow. (NYU)

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)

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)


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