JusticeTechDL: pols want social media monitoring; aieral surveillance's legality + new jobs

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I'm happy to share the fall 2019 syllabus for our course, Criminal Justice Technology, Policy, & Law, at Georgetown University Law Center. (Medium)

After multiple mass shootings, the FBI and Facebook are likely to clash over social media monitoring. (WSJ) The President and members of Congress want social media to detect mass shooters, essentially an impossible task. (Vox)

In Chicago, 99 percent of pretrial defendants "at risk" for violence, according to the Public Safety Assessment risk assessment tool, don't commit a new crime. (Appeal)

Baltimore got the treatment first, but aerial surveillance is increasing in U.S. cities and it's astonishingly legal. (Atlantic)

Amazon Ring enticed people to snitch on their neighbors in exchange for free stuff. (Vice) It's not just Ring, Amazon has a network of surveillance tools. (NBC) (h/t Andrew Ferguson) They also offer training to help law enforcement avoid the need for a warrant. (Vice)

Compelled decryption may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. (TR)

The adversarial justice system may be bad for science. (WaPo)

Hear about how the Aspen Tech Policy Hub wants to inform tech policy. (TechDirt)

From the feds, a helpful guide on budgeting and overseeing custom technology projects. (18F) (h/t Sarah Glassmeyer)

In China, authorities have deployed a robotic police officer equipped with facial recognition. (DailyMail) In Wales, police are piloting facial recognition on officers' cell phones. (Computing)

On a sad note, Governing, the state and local government publication, is closing at the end of September after 32 years. It's a huge loss to the already decimated ranks of local reporting. (Governing)


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)

Aspen Tech Policy Hub is looking for fellows, deadline is this week. (Aspen)

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 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)

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)