JusticeTech DL: Unregulated Facial Rec; Bad Cop DBs; New Jobs

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Police are using more and more facial and object recognition software, and the cost of these tools will, in part, be false positives. (Defense One) A group at Georgetown Law asked for public records from the NYPD regarding their facial recognition systems and the department gave up more than they intended...now they want those documents back. (Techdirt)

Last week, I spoke with Matt Stroud, who just wrote a new book on police tech and how its sold. (ABA Journal) Howard Henderson at Texas Southern University recently talked about how police culture can change with data. (Mark43)

A new report, sparked by California's bail reform law, says that algorithmic risk assessments leave a lot to be desired. Welcome to the club. (PAI)

The Feds have been using dubious surveillance and search software in child porn cases for years. Instead of disclosing information about the software, prosecutors are dropping the cases. (Reason) Two years ago, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure were changed to loosen warrant requirements around this technology. (ABA Journal)

The Fourth Amendment gives us a reasonable expectation of privacy, but what happens when the expectation of privacy is no longer reasonable? (NYT)

Like the Golden State Killer, familiar DNA is going to lead to more and more criminal evidence thanks to the proliferation of at-home DNA test kits. (NYT)

There's a new database of 85,000 police officers who've been investigated for misconduct. (USA Today) Not alone, the DAs around New York City have a list of bad cops they won't put on the stand. (Gothamist)

A man tried to rob a person at gun point for a domain name. (Register)


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 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)

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

Jobs & Opportunities

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)

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

The Duke Law Tech Lab is looking for applicants for their "pre-accelerator". Due May 5. (Duke)

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is looking for an international policy director. (EFF)

The Free Law Project is looking for a backend developer. (FLP)

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

New York County Defenders Services needs a data scientist. (NNCD)

The National Institute of Justice has a solicitation out for AI research into community supervision. (NIJ)

TechCongress is looking for a Washington D.C. director. (TC)

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)