JTDL: tracking COVID-related lawsuits; Zoom jury trials + Virtual Events


New project tracks contact tracking apps. (MIT) In China, tracking apps are leaking personal data. (Abacus)

Thanks to the increased use of masks, new facial recognition software only needs your eyes and eyebrows to make a match. (OneZero)

A new website tracks federal and state lawsuits linked to the Coronavirus. (Hunton)

Zoom jury trials might become a thing. (ABAJournal) A state judge explains how he used off-the-shelf technologies to improve his court. (ABA)

The Texas Courts’ websites got shutdown by a ransomware attack. (ABAJournal)

The Government Accountability Office released an assessment of algorithms used by federal law enforcement. (GAO) The National Institutes of Justice released a manual to help police properly collect digital evidence. (NIJ)

A spyware firm pitched phone hacking technology to U.S. police. (VICE)

The federal Bureau of Prisons needs to stop reading emails inmates send to their lawyers. (Washington Post)

JustFix, a tenant advocacy platform, launched a new website to support people struggling to pay rent. (JustFix) In Florida, a new tool helps determine if a property is federally protected from eviction. (FEP)

The U.S. Congress considered an expansion of warantless search powers of American’s web history. (Daily Beast) Requiring a warrant failed by one vote in the Senate. (VICE)

Privacy concerns didn’t stop Baltimore’s police surveillance plane from taking off, but noise complaints could ground it. (Baltimore Brew)

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[Virtual] The Law and Society Association conference is May 28-31, 2020. (LSA)

[Virtual] CALIcon, a conference about technology and legal education, is happening June 3-5, 2020. (CALI)

[Virtual] Docacon, a conference that teaches docassemble, is June 26 at the Stetson University College of Law in Tampa. (Doca)

[Stay tuned] We Robot 2020 may not take place at the University of Ottawa. (UOttawa)

Jobs & Opportunities

AI Now Institute has numerous openings. (AI Now)

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)

ATJ Tech Fellows Program is looking for fellows and partner organizations. (ATJ)

Berkeley Law's Technology & Public Policy Clinic is looking for a clinical teaching fellow. (Cal)

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

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

The Duke Law Tech Lab is accepting companies for its remote accelerator. (Duke)

The FBI needs a software engineer. (FBI)

Georgetown’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy needs a justice data associate. (GULC) (h/t Matthew Stubenberg)

Georgetown’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy reopened its student writing competition, deadline is May 31. (GULC)

Good Call, a legal support tech non-profit, needs a volunteer to help compile an online resource center. (GC)

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)

City of Oakland needs a data scientist for its police performance project. (Oak)

Paladin, a pro bono platform, is looking for an account manager. (Paladin)

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 for a front end developer and marketing director. (Q4J) (Disclosure: I work for Q4J.)

Recidiviz, a criminal justice data platform, is looking to fill multiple roles. (Recidiviz)

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 back-end dev. (T&P)

Thorn, a platform fighting child sex trafficking, has a number of positions open. (Thorn)

University of Toronto needs a director for its new Future of Law Lab. (UT)

Upturn is looking for summer fellows. (Upturn)

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