JusticeTech DL: UT bans mugshot extortion; 3D printed guns are back + New Jobs

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Utah banned the practice of mugshot extortion--where a third party website charges a person to take down his mugshot. (Tribune) Not the first state to do this, these types of laws are hard to enforce. (ABA Journal)

Facial recognition technology continues to create headlines. At Amazon, shareholders rejected two proposals that would have limited the sale of its facial recognition technology to law enforcement. (TechCrunch) A novel case in the U.K. could put a halt to unregulated police use of facial recognition technology. (Guardian) (HT Howard Henderson) In the U.S., Congress brought together experts--including contributors to this newsletter--to discuss the impact of facial recognition on civil liberties. (House)

3-D printed gun advocates are making a new push, this time decentralized and harder to stop. (Wired)

New data shows that bail bonds in Pennsylvania are issued disproportionately for black defendants. (Appeal)

A company that supplies license plate readers to the U.S. government for use at the southern border got hacked. (Motherboard)


Code for America's annual summit is on May 29 in Oakland, CA. (CfA)

The Law and Society Association Collaborative Research Network will cover various aspects of law and technology, including criminal justice from May 30-June 2 in Washington D.C. (LSA)

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)

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)

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)