JusticeTech DL: the best thing I've read all year; A2J hackathons + Jobs

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I was interviewed about what hackathons are and aren't doing for the access-to-justice movement. (Law360)

The England and Wales Law Society--their bar association--released a phenomenal report on algorithms in the criminal justice system and the need for auditing, oversight, procurement reform and so much more. I won't lie, it's the best thing I've read all year. (TLS)

Body cam company Axon believes that "Killing is a technology problem," but body cams aren't a solution to police violence. (Appeal) Meanwhile, there is a growing coalition in California that opposes the use of face recognition technology in body cams. (EFF)

A novel murder case using "family tree forensics" goes to trial in Washington state. (Wired) Law prof Elizabeth Joh argues that police should be required to get a warrant if they want to see a suspect's genes. (NYT)

Police are pushing search and seizure boundaries when it comes to device passwords. (NBC) At the same time, Cellebrite, a technology company used by law enforcement, says it can unlock any iPhone, regardless of security. (Wired)

Changes to a Facebook search feature are hindering the hunt for war crimes and child sex abuse. (Buzzfeed)

Big Data might damage due process. (Crime Report) Federal Magistrate James Orenstein argues that prosecutors are remaking--and damaging--privacy rights as Congress fails to act. (NYT)

Dark web drug dealers continue to resist police crackdowns. (NYT)

Customs and Border Patrol got hacked, leaking traveler photos. (Vice) You do have the right to opt out of this system. (WaPo)


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. Deadline is July 8. (ATJ)

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

Everytown for Gun Safety and MIT are looking for plans to redesign urban areas and slums. Deadline is July 1. (Everytown) (H/t Elizabeth Grossman)

The Future Society is looking for interns. (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)

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)