JusticeTech DL: Google for gun crime; police stops of autonomous cars + New Jobs

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Course


After data is created, how do you protect it or get rid of it? In the first half of the class, we’ll talk about encryption: how it works and doesn’t. In the second half, we’ll dive into how the Internet confounds the efficacy of traditional record expungement, weaponizes mugshots, and how businesses and governments are responding.

We are reading Eumi Lee's Monetizing Shame: Mugshots, Privacy, and the Right to Access (2018) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation's A Deep Dive on End-to-End Encryption: How Do Public Key Encryption Systems Work? (2018).


News


Built on the famous ProPublica COMPAS data, the folks at the MIT Tech Review are trying to help people think about fairness in risk assessments. (TR)

Putting together a bunch of different datasets, Forensic Logic is calling itself "Google for gun crime." (Trace)

The Syrian conflict may be the most documented in human history, yet it has meant little for war crime prosecutions. (TR)

In a new law review article, Elizabeth Joh looks at police stops of autonomous cars. (NYU)

Here's a look inside the shutdown of the 'world's largest' child sex abuse website. (TC)

The LAPD, which pioneered predictive policing a decade ago, is bringing more changes and limits to the program. (LAT)

ICE is using cell site simulators, a spy tool, to hunt undocumented immigrants via their cell phones. (Univision)

In a video op-ed, the folks at Georgetown say you're likely in a perpetual line-up thanks to facial recognition. (NYT)

Speaking of face rec, the tech is used in China to catch toilet paper thieves. (SCMP)

Events


D.C. Pro Bono Week is hosting a Coding for Justice event today. (PBW)

ASSETS is calling for papers regarding AI fairness and those with disabilities for a workshop in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27. (ASSETS)

The American Society of Criminology meeting is happening in San Francisco between November 13-16. (ASC)

The Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency has a call out for papers for their law track. The conference will be in Barcelona, Spain Jan. 27-30, 2020. (FAT)

LITCon, which focuses on the use of technology in law and legal education, is going down at Suffolk Law School in Boston, March 20, 2020. (Suffolk)

We Robot 2020 has a call out for proposals. It'll take place at the University of Ottawa, April 2-4, 2020. (UOttawa)

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

The Law and Society Association is accepting submissions for its conference May 28-31, 2020 in Denver. (LSA)

Jobs & Opportunities


ACLU national is looking for a director of product management. (ACLU)

AI Now Institute is looking for editorial and research leads. (AI Now)

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

Callisto, a sexual assault reporting platform, is looking for a head of business development and an executive assistant, among other roles. (Callisto)

The Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University is looking for a research analyst. (TSU)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has a senior engineer opening in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

The Harvard Law Library needs a web developer to work on their online legal textbook platform. (HLL)

The Lab at DC is hiring social and data scientists plus an operations analyst. (LDC)

Measures for Justice has five open positions in their research and technology sections. (MfJ)

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

Recidiviz, a criminal justice data platform, is looking for a product manager. (Recidiviz)

The University of Richmond School of Law has two unique positions, including a director of legal innovation. (UR)

The Stanford Center for Human-centered Artificial Intelligence wants to fill a number of director roles. (HAI)

Thorn has a number of positions open for engineers, product managers and sales. (Thorn)

Uptrust, a court reminder platform, is looking for a front end engineer and tech lead manager. (Uptrust)

Upturn, a tech policy outfit in D.C., is hiring for four awesome sounding positions. (Upturn)