JusticeTech DL: court OKs compelled passwords, the failure of high tech policing + jobs

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In an anticipated decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that a defendant can be compelled to enter a password into a device so long as the prosecutors can prove the defendant knows the password. (ABA Journal)

There's never been more police-created video, but public access is routinely curtailed. (AP)

Journalist Matt Stroud talks about his new book, Thin Blue Lie, which covers the ongoing failure of high-tech policing. (TechDirt)

New research from Stanford shows that black and Latino drivers were stopped more often and based on less evidence than white drivers. (NBC) (h/t Alex Chohlas-Wood) In other driving news, new documents show ICE is using driver location data collected by local police to fuel deportations. (ACLU)

Facebook, again, says it's going to be better at its job by using machine learning, this time to catch revenge porn. (TR)

Controversial crime-watch app Citizen gives users a constant feed of nearby crime. (NYT)

New data from Syracuse shows white collar prosecutions hit historic lows in January. (SU)

Apps aim to help survivors report sexual assault. (Vice)


The Maryland State Bar Association is hosting a panel discussion on AI and the legal field in Baltimore on March 28. (MSBA)

Stanford Law's CodeX conference is coming up on April 4 in Palo Alto. I'll be moderating a stacked panel of open and free law mavens. (CodeX)

Code for America's annual summit is on May 29 in Oakland, CA. (CfA)

Tel Aviv University's Cyberweek conference from June 23-27 will cover a lot of topics, including the ethics of AI in criminal justice systems, which I'll be speaking on. (Cyberweek)

The American Society of Criminology meeting is happening in San Francisco between November 13-16. They are still accepting abstracts for some presentations. (ASC)

Jobs + Opportunities

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

The Berkeley Technology Law Journal has a writing contest for law students and the deadline is March 27. (BTLJ)

The California Courts Digital Service has numerous openings, including a data scientist, senior engineer, legal content designer and a project manager. Hopefully, they also redesign their jobs portal. (CDS) (h/t Jack Madans)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has a user experience researcher opening in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is looking for attorneys and technologists. (EFF)

The Lab at D.C. is looking for a data scientist, social scientist and operations analyst. (The Lab)

Measures for Justice is looking for a research associate. (MforJ)

Mozilla is accepting applications for its year long fellowship with a focus on "better machine decision making." (MF)

PEW is looking for someone to help with their court modernization work. (PEW)