JusticeTechDL: hackers fight stalkerware; police photoshop a mugshot + jobs

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To combat domestic abuse, New York City has hired hackers to work with victim advocates to take on stalkerware. (TR)

Reverse warrants--where police ask a large tech company, like Google, to hand over location data of devices near a crime scene--were used by the NYPD in their hunt for Antifa protestors. (DailyBeast)

Police in Portland, Oregon are in trouble for photoshopping a mugshot of a man used in a photo lineup--leading to the mans arrest. (Oregonian)

A police department in California is using a robotic cop--yes, a RoboCop--that stores pedestrians' faces and scans license plates. (MuckRock)

Law enforcement can't access the Dayton shooter's phone. (TechDirt)

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost suspended access to a facial recognition database. (Blade) In other facial recognition news, Amazon's Rekognition software, which is sold to law enforcement among others, has updated emotion detection. (Vice) Here's Amazon's statement. (AWS)

At its annual meeting, the ABA approved a resolution urging courts and lawyers to address the emerging ethical and legal issues related to artificial intelligence in the practice of law. (LawSites)

A fashion designer made clothes to trick license plate readers used by police. (Guardian)


The Harvard Law and Technology Society is hosting a symposium Sept. 12-13 in Cambridge. (HU)

NIST is hosting a Tech to Protect Challenge in ten cities around the country, Sept. 27-29 and Nov. 1-3, 2019. (NIST) (h/t Dave McClure)

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)

The Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency has a call out for papers for their law track. The conference will be in Barcelona, Spain Jan. 27-30, 2020. (FAT)

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 research lead. (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)

Callisto, a sexual assault reporting platform, is looking for an executive assistant. (CfA)

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

Code for America needs a data scientist to help with their expungement work, among other projects. (CfA)

The Ford Foundation needs a criminal justice program officer. (Ford)

The Responsible Business Initiative on Justice is looking for a director to oversee business engagement on criminal justice issues. (RBI) (h/t Silas Horst)

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)

Tech Congress is accepting applications for its congressional fellows. (TC)

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)