JusticeTech DL: Re-identifying personal data is easy; body cam consolidation + Jobs

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Turns out, my talk at Tel Aviv University on AI in the criminal justice system was filmed. (TAU)

A new paper says researchers can re-identify anonymous personal data 99.98% of the time using only 15 demographic attributes. (Nature)

Online reputation companies are forging court documents--a crime--to remove negative online content. (CBS)

By contract, local police are helping shill for video-doorbell company Amazon Ring. (Vice)

These partnerships with police have proven more fruitful for the company than through Amazon Rekognition, a facial recognition platform. (Slate) Meanwhile, U.S. standards setting body NIST released a new study saying that facial recognition still struggles to see black faces. (Wired) In New York City, government attorneys mistakenly released confidential information about the city's facial recognition program. (NYDaily)

To allow for better AI research, law professor Johnathan Zittrain proposes an escrow account model for privately held algorithms used in public functions. (New Yorker)

Body cam manufacturer Motorola bought competitor WatchGuard, consolidating the market. (GovTech)

The FBI is picking up steam in its fight against encryption, which includes calling Apple 'jerks'. (Vice)

The consumerization of surveillance tech continues as Fuji releases a camera that can read a license plate up to one kilometer away. (Verge)

The U.S. judiciary created a public user group for PACER, the federal courts data portal. (US Courts)

A new project in India brings together entrepreneurs to build datasets pertaining to law and justice. (YourStory)

Stanford's Center for Humane Technology has a new podcast. (CHT)

The NYPD tries to be 'funny' on social media to build trust, according to internal documents. (Vice)


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)

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

Jobs & Opportunities

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

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

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

The U.C. Berkeley School of Law's Center for the Study of Law and Society needs a new executive director. (Berkeley)

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

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

The Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University seeks a clinical instructor to join their Cyberlaw Clinic. (HU)

Lexis Nexis, a legal research company, is accepting applications for its accelerator. (Lexis)

Paladin needs a software engineer. (Paladin)

The University of Richmond School of Law is looking for a director to lead a program on legal innovation and entrepreneurship. (UR)

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

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)