JTDL: Risk score bias in Canada; tech helps prisoners + New jobs


Based solely on their race, Black and indigenous inmates in Canada are more likely to get worse risk scores than white inmates. (Globe and Mail) How the Globe uncovered systemic bias in prisoners' risk assessments. (Globe and Mail)

How a secretive phone company helped the crime world go dark. (VICE)

Police are using facial recognition to investigate minor crimes because they can. (c|net)

Does Palantir see too much? (New York Times) Dataminr targets communities of color for the police. (Intercept)

Police can no longer buy cell site simulators, also called Stingrays, from L3Harris Technologies, so they are looking to a company in Canada. (Gizmodo)

The role of technology in incarcerated communities during a pandemic. (Forbes) (h/t Nick Rishwain)

Nigerians don’t trust the government to respond to emergency calls, so they created apps instead. (Rest of World)

The U.S. will lift a ban on local police’s use of body cameras when alongside federal agents. (Wall Street Journal) A police body cam maker unveils new features it hopes will curb officer misconduct. (CNN)

Grayshift, the startup that breaks into iPhones for law enforcement, raises $47 million. (Forbes)

The LAPD gets approval to begin recording and storing aerial footage of protests. (Los Angeles Times)

Inside the fight to rid the world of stalkerware, a increasingly common tool used by domestic abusers. (Wired UK)

Customs and Border Patrol refused to tell Congress how it tracks Americans without a warrant. (VICE) Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the IRS explored using hacking tools. (VICE)

Open access should include open courts. (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

How can jail-specific analysis benefit jails? (National Institute of Justice)

Robot lawyers are software, not humans, so don’t regulate them like human lawyers. (Medium) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

How to do online legal research when you can’t afford online legal research. (Cornell)

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Jobs & Opportunities

18F, the federal government’s in-house tech shop, is hiring. (18F) (h/t Eleni Manis)

6Clicks, which do cyber security audits for courts and government agencies, needs an “enabler”. (6C) (h/t Josh Jackson)

The ACLU needs a technology fellow to look at tech that impacts civil rights. (ACLU) (h/t Irene Mo)

[New] The Algorithmic Justice League needs a director of ops. (AJL) (h/t Keith Porcaro)

Arnold Ventures has a bunch of job openings in their various criminal justice tracks. (Arnold)

ATJ Tech Fellows has a science fiction writing competition for law students. (ATJ)

The Brennan Center is looking for a bunch of legal interns. (BC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Callisto needs a senior dev. (C)

[New] The Center for Democracy and Technology is growing and hiring a number of upper-level positions. (CDT) (h/t Alex Givens)

The Center for Policing Equity needs a data analyst and full stack engineer. (CPE) (h/t Eleni Manis)

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

Cornell’s Digital Life Initiative has a new technology law and policy fellowship. (CDLI)

[New] Data and Society is looking for fellows. (DnS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Data for Black Lives needs a national organizing director. (DfBL)

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

DC’s Criminal Code Reform Commission needs a social scientist. (CCRC)

The Edinburgh Futures Institute’s Centre for Technomoral Futures has four funded PhDs to give away. (EFI)

[New] The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a fellowship for recent law grads. (EFF) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Everytown for Gun Safety needs a data engineer. (EGS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Fastcase needs a technical product manager. (FC) (h/t Sam Harden)

Future Tense is looking for a research and events associate. (FT)

[New] Georgetown’s Beek Center for Social Impact is hiring for numerous roles. (BC)

Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology needs an associate. (CPT)

The Harvard Ash Center needs a research assistant. (HAC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Harvard Berkman Klein Center opened its fellowship application. (BKC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Harvard Law Library’s Innovation Lab needs a outreach coordinator. (HLL)

[New] The Journal of Science and Law is rebooting and is taking submissions. (JSL) (h/t Sasha Davenport)

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

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

LawHelpNY needs a new director. (CFW)

Lagniappe Law Lab needs a legal content manager. (LLL) (h/t Amanda Brown)

Microsoft needs a senior director for responsible AI engineering (MSFT) and a PM focused on justice and equity. (MSFT) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Next Chapter, a coding bootcamp for the previously incarcerated, is accepting applications. (NC) (h/t Emma Simpson)

Paladin needs a full stack engineer. (P)

The Partnership on AI is looking for a director of research. (PAI) (h/t Eleni Manis)

[New] The Patrick McGovern Foundation has a slew of positions. (PMF)

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

Presidential Innovation Fellowship is open for applications. (PIF) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Pro Bono Net has an open position. (PBN)

Raheem, a platform for reporting police violence, needs a software engineer. (R)

RapidSoS, a data platform for first responders, is hiring. (RSoS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Recidiviz has a number of openings. (R)

Ryerson University’s Legal Innovation Zone has multiple openings. (RU) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

San Francisco city government needs a business analyst for their criminal justice data work. (SF) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Schmidt Futures has numerous open roles. (SF)

The Shuttleworth Foundation opened applications for fellows. (SF)

SimpleCitizen, an immigration tech company, has dev and a customer support positions open. (SC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Suffolk Law School needs an instructional designer for its online legal education. (SLS)

Suffolk Law School’s LIT Lab needs a Python dev. (SLS)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a full stack dev. (T&P)

TuitApp needs a legal researcher. (TA) (h/t Legal Tech Jobs)

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

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

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