JTDL: Privacy dangers of online courts; 'Geo-fence' warrants challenged + 12 New Jobs


Going to court online is supposed to be safer, but, for many, it's much worse. (c|net) A Missouri judge mutes a defense attorney during a hearing, while the prosecutor sits in court. (Above the Law) A whole edition of The Practice focuses on remote courts and justice. (Harvard Law)

A much needed report breaks down the privacy implications of online courts. (STOP)

Police requests for Google users’ location histories, called “geo-fence warrants”, face new scrutiny. (Wall Street Journal)

Amazon says police demands for customer data have gone up. (TechCrunch)

Thousands of police discipline records that New York kept secret for decades are published. (ProPublica) The data shows 1-in-9 NYPD officers has a confirmed record of misconduct. (Gothamist)

One way to shrink the LAPD’s budget: Cut costly and invasive big-data policing. (LA Times)

So far, very little has happened to police filmed hurting protesters. (ProPublica)

An Air Force special operations surveillance plane was over Portland during the federal crackdown. (Intercept) In San Francisco, police accessed a business district camera network to spy on protestors. (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

A new bill in the U.S. Senate would ban the federal use of facial recognition. (Gizmodo)

Face masks cause facial recognition software failure rates from five to 50 percent. (c|net) An anti-facial recognition tool changes your photos just enough to stump Microsoft and Amazon. (South China Morning Post)

Deepfake audio is being used to commit fraud. (VICE)

Because everything is better there, New Zealand claims a world first in setting standards for government use of algorithms. (Guardian)

Cyd Harrell, who works with the Judicial Council of California, has a forthcoming book on civic tech. (Cyd)

The FBI was duped by a satirical website. (TechDirt)

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[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 September. (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 three roles. (18F) (h/t Eleni Manis)

AI Now Institute has numerous openings. (AI Now)

[New] American Prison Data Systems, a prison education software company, needs a scrum leader. (APDS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

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)

[New] Bronx Defenders needs a data analytics intern. (BxD) (h/t Eleni Manis)

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

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

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

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

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

[New] Community.lawyer needs a product architect. (C.L)

[New] Cornell Tech’s Clinic to End Tech Abuse needs volunteers. (CT) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Data & Society is hiring a policy director. (D&S)

Data.gov needs an open data specialist. (DG)

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

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

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)

The Illinois Courts are looking for a senior program manager for its legal technology initiatives. (ILCourts)

[New] The Jain Family Institute needs a fellow focused on AI ethics and governance. (JFI) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] Judicial Council of California needs a data scientist. (JCC) (h/t Nick Jones)

JustFix.nyc is looking for a UX/UI designer. (JF)

JusticeText needs a dev. (JT)

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)

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)

San Francisco city government needs a business analyst for their criminal justice data work. (SF) (h/t Eleni Manis) A separate department need an analytics engineer. (SF) (h/t Nick Jones)

Schmidt Futures has numerous open roles. (SF)

[New] SimpleCitizen, an immigration tech company, needs a customer success strategist. (SC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] Singapore Management University’s Centre for Computational Law needs a dev. (SMU) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

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

[New] Tech Nation needs a product exec for its its LawTech Delivery Panel. (TN) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

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)

[New] TuitApp needs a legal searcher. (TA) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

The Vera Institute of Justice has numerous open positions. (VIJ) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam needs an assistant prof of legal tech. (VU) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

Yale’s Justice Collaboratory needs a project manager. (YJC) (h/t Amy Bach)

Yale Law School is looking for visiting fellows for the Information Society Project. (ISP)

[New] Universität Zurich needs a legal technology professor. (UZ) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

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