JTDL: Nextdoor's racism alert; A courts-focused research agenda + New jobs


Nextdoor will alert users if it thinks they’re about to post something racist. (Verge) Racist users have been an ongoing problem for the platform, as I wrote back in 2016. (ABA Journal)

A lawyer asks for a new trial after the Cellebrite vulnerability discovery. (Vice) Cellebrite pushes an update after Signal owner hacks its device. (Vice)

Facial recognition tech in a Singapore prison facilitates inmates' movement. (Straits Times) (h/t Rebecca Williams)

The FBI used facial recognition to identify a Capitol rioter from his girlfriend’s Instagram posts. (Verge) Law enforcement officials confirm Clearview's facial recognition tech is mostly useless. (TechDirt) Vancouver, Canada police are drafting a facial recognition policy. (FindBiometrics) (h/t Rebecca Williams)

Florida police flew a spy plane above a press conference for Black teens killed by police. (Vice)

How WhatsApp became a tool for Indian police to fight harassment. (Rest of World)

The White House rejected a Department of Homeland Security proposal to collect social media data on travel and immigration forms. (Brennan Center)

The NYPD robot dog’s run is cut short after a fierce backlash. (New York Times)

A courts-focused research agenda for the Department of Justice, with a focus on data collection and remote technology. (Brennan Center)


[Virtual] The Partners for Justice Conference, which focuses on poverty law issues, is happening May 10-14. (PJC)

[Virtual] Theory & Principle is host a Funding Civil Justice event, May 18. (T&P)

[Virtual] Data Justice Lab is hosting a conference on civic participation in datafied society, May 20-21. (DJL)

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

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Jobs & Opportunities

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

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

BRYTER is hiring a legal architect. (B)

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

Color of Change needs a CTO. (CoC)

Consumer Reports has a fellowship for privacy and public interest researchers. (CR) (h/t Irene Mo)

[New] The Criminal Justice Administrative Records System is accepting fellowship applications. (CJARS)

Data & Society needs a research analyst. (D+S)

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

The Defender Association of Philadelphia needs a data analyst. (DAP) (h/t Oren Gur)

Empact Solutions needs a youth justice data storyteller. (ES) (h/t Jason Melchi)

EPIC has a call for papers on AI, equity, and trust. (EPIC) (h/t Ben Winters)

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

The Future Society has multiple openings. (FS)

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

Human Rights Watch needs a director for technology and human rights. (HRW)

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

Kids In Need of Defense needs a data manager. (KIND) (h/t Sarah Lilly)

Kleros, an online dispute resolution platform, needs a blockchain and law researcher. (K) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

Measures for Justice has multiple positions open. (M4J)

National Legal Aid and Defender Association needs a researcher. (NLADA)

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

Paladin is looking for a product designer. (P)

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) (h/t Sandra Allain)

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

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

ProBonoNet needs a product manager. (PBN)

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

Technical University of Munich is hiring an NLP researcher (PhD student or post doc). (TUM) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

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)

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

[New] Tyler Tech needs a PM. (TT)

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)

The University of Western Australia is looking for a research fellow in tech governance. (UWA)

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)

Vreij Universiteit Brussels needs a lecturer in law and tech. (VUB) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

[New] Wired is hiring editorial positions. (W)