JusticeTech DL: last week to sign up for Georgetown partnership; Amazon's surveillance network + new jobs

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This fall, Keith Porcaro and I will bring back our Criminal Justice Technology, Policy, & Law course to Georgetown Law Center. This is a practicum course, which means we partner our students with criminal justice system stakeholders on process and technology improvement projects. We are currently seeking new partners for Fall 2019. Deadline for applications is this Friday, June 14. (Medium)


Amazon is developing a surveillance network with their doorbell camera company Ring (CNET) and using photos of people from their product in new ads. (Vice)

A new report finds thousands of cops using social media to endorse violence against those accused of crimes, Muslims, and women (Buzzfeed) (H/t Keith Porcaro)

The U.S. House Oversight Committee continued its dive into facial recognition. (U.S. House) During that hearing, a director from the U.S. Government Accountability Office said that the FBI has access to over 641 million face photos. (CNN) Meanwhile--and take this with a grain of salt--police in China plan on using facial recognition to send jaywalkers fines over SMS. (NY Post)

YouTube's recommendation engine is serving videos of young children to pedophiles. (NYT)

New technology is shifting the balance of power between police and the public. (Pacific Standard) (H/t Andrew Ferguson) Hitting back, advocates are pushing for more transparency in police misconduct data. (Undark) At the policy level, the Baltimore police chief now has a week to decide whether to release video of an officer involved shooting. (Baltimore Sun)

I wrote about how France banned the use of judges names in court analytics. If that wasn't weird enough, breaking the law comes with up to five years in prison. (ABA Journal)


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

The National Network to End Domestic Violence is hosting its Technology Summit in San Francisco, July 29-31. (NNEDV)

The Maintainers are putting on a third conference focused on maintenance, infrastructure and repair in Washington D.C., October 6-9. (Maintainers)

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)

Jobs & Opportunities

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

AI Now Institute is looking for a post-doc researcher and an executive assistant. (AI Now)

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

ATJ Tech Fellows is looking innovative tech projects from law students that improve access to justice (ATJ)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has a user experience researcher, operations associate and senior engineer openings in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is looking for a criminal litigator. (EFF)

The Future Society is looking for someone to lead their fundraising and development. (TFS)

Georgetown Law Center needs a program manager who focuses on algorithmic fairness and people with disabilities. (GU)

Paladin needs a software engineer and an account manager. (Paladin)

Raheem.org is looking for a growth hacker. (Raheem)

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

University of California Irvine has a role open for a digital rights fellow at the law school's International Justice Clinic. (UCI)

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

A U.S. Senator is looking for a technology advisor. (Senate)

Yale Law School is looking for a post-doc research manager that'll focus on social media governance and public trust in legal authorities, including the criminal justice system. (YLS)