JTDL: Mapping police brutality; Google bans mugshot ads + New Jobs

News

California county oversight of police surveillance technology doesn’t hinder investigative capacity. (California Law Review)

Google no longer allows mugshots in advertising, but they’re still in search. (Google) The news company Gannett took mugshots off its websites. (Poynter) (h/t Sarah Lageson)

In a case of mission creep, police departments are using gunshot-tracking technology to pinpoint fireworks. (Buzzfeed)

This map crowdsources police brutality data. (VICE)

We now have evidence of facial recognition's harm, it’s time for lawmakers to act. (Washington Post) Defund facial recognition. (Atlantic)

How data scientists turned against statistics. (Forbes) (h/t Howard Henderson) Unrelated, it's been a weird year in crime stats. (New York Times)

Santae Tribble, whose wrongful conviction revealed FBI forensic hair match flaws, died at 59. (Washington Post)

[Video] Policing without the police: Race, technology and the new “Jim Code.” (Haymarket Books)

The NYPD isn't giving critical body cam footage to officials investigating alleged abuse. (ProPublica) Police body cam footage is being used for surveillance. (NPR)

How police secretly took over a global phone network used by organized crime. (VICE) Police are buying access to hacked website data. (VICE)

Google, Amazon, and Microsoft hold thousands of contracts with federal agencies, including law enforcement. (NBC)

A plan to make police data open source started on Reddit. (Wired)

Cops seized a server that hosted the BlueLeaks hack. (VICE)

Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter halt review of Hong Kong requests for data. (Washington Post) China’s massive collection of its citizens’ DNA raises concerns. (Nature) (h/t Nick Rishwain)

MIT Press’ Design Journal is all about legal design this quarter. (MIT)

A deep look into AI regulatory gaps. (Brookings)

A new non-profit is helping families keep in contact with incarcerated loved ones. (Ameelio)

The Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Services' data scraping tool is making record expungement easier. (Technical.ly)

Duke’s Law Tech Lab announced its new pre-accelerator class. (Duke) (Kelli Raker)

Someone made a soundtrack for the Baltimore police spyplane “that'd probably sound sick when cruising between 3,000 and 9,500 feet to violate civil liberties.” (MixCloud) The plane also has a parody Twitter account. (Twitter)


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Events

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

[Virtual] The Access to Justice Conference, put on by Concord Law School, is July 24. (A2JC) (h/t Shaun Jamison)

[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)

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

[New] Casebook has technical and product openings. (CB) (h/t Eleni Manis)

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

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

[New] CivicActions has multiple roles. (CA) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] DataKind is looking for a director of volunteers. (DK) (h/t Eleni Manis)

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)

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

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

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

[New] The Partnership on AI is looking for a program lead. (PAI)

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

Pro Bono Net has an open position. (PBN)

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

Schmidt Futures has numerous open roles. (SF)

[New] The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project has two openings. (STOP) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

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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