JusticeTechDL: Ring faces class action; Craigslist for guns + New Jobs


A class action was filed against Ring for negligence regarding its lackluster security, among other claims. (US) Still, Amazon doubles down on Ring partnerships with law enforcement. (Wired)

Meet Clearview AI, it’s the facial recognition horror show you were promised. (NYT) Homeland Security wants to scan faces of U.S. citizens returning to the country. (TC) Here’s a deep dive on how Florida police use facial recognition. (NYT) Congress continued its hearings on the controversial tech. (House) Meanwhile, in the UK, facial recognition was a step too far for a local police chief. (Guardian)

A Miami-Dade police drone recorded a live drug sale, a supposed first. (MH)

Inmates in a troubled Mississippi prison are using smuggled phones to capture their nightmare. (NYT)

Rutgers digitized every state constitution. (RU)

[Opinion] Banning sex offenders from social media does not make social media safer. (Appeal)

Armslist is the crime-friendly Craigslist for guns. (Verge)

[Podcast] Richard Susskind talks about how technology will change justice and the courts. (LTN)

A crime-fighting app caused a phone-hacking scandal in Italy. (Bloomberg)

A scorned lover hacked his ex-girlfriend—she wound up in jail. (qz)

In an attempt to close the AI accountability gap, academics put forth a framework for internal algorithmic auditing. (ARXIV)

[Podcast] Jim Sandman, president of the Legal Services Corporation, makes the argument for universal access-to-justice. (LawSites)

Cops are using cameras hidden in gravestones. (vice)

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The Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency will be in Barcelona, Spain Jan. 27-30, 2020. (FAT)

The Machine Learning Symposium will be held at Santa Clara University in San Jose on March 6, 2020. (SCU)

LITCon, which focuses on the use of technology in law and legal education, is going down at Suffolk Law School in Boston, March 30, 2020. (Suffolk)

We Robot 2020 will take place at the University of Ottawa, April 2-4, 2020. (UOttawa)

The Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown reopened its student writing competition, deadline is May 31. (GULC)

The Partners for Justice conference will be held in Baltimore on May 14, 2020. (PJC)

The Law and Society Association conference is May 28-31, 2020 in Denver. (LSA)

Jobs & Opportunities

AI Now Institute is looking for a post-doc researcher. (AI Now)

Arnold Ventures has a bunch of job openings in their various criminal justice tracks. (Arnold)

ATJ Tech Fellows Program is looking for fellows and partner organizations. (ATJ)

Berkeley Law's Technology & Public Policy Clinic is looking for a clinical teaching fellow. (Cal)

The Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University is looking for a research analyst. (TSU)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has a three openings in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

The FBI’s Application and Data Division needs a software engineer. (FBI)

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

Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology is hiring an institute associate. (GULC)

Georgetown Law's Intellectual Property and Information Policy Clinic is hiring a clinical teaching fellow. (GULC)

The Harvard Cyber Law Clinic needs a new clinical instructor. (BKC) (h/t Gabe Tenninbaum)

The Berkman Klein Center at Harvard has opened its annual fellowship applications. (BKC)

HiiL, an access to justice non-profit, has a job in Tunisia for a French Speaker. (HiiL)

The Illinois Courts are looking for a senior program manager for its legal technology initiatives. (ILCourts)

The Chicago Bar Foundation needs a community and training manager for its justice entrepreneurship project. (ILAO)

New York Legal Aid Society needs a data quality analyst for their cop accountability project. (NYLAS) (h/t Cynthia Conti-Cook)

Measures for Justice has numerous open positions in their research and technology sections. (MfJ)

Neota Logic, an expert systems platform, is looking for a university and non-profit relationships director, plus other roles. (Neota)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking for researchers, data scientists and programmers. (PDAO)

Pro Bono Net has numerous openings in New York for project management and other roles. (PBN)

Quest for Justice is building out its dev team. (Q4J) (Disclosure: I work for Q4J.)

Recidiviz, a criminal justice data platform, is looking for a product manager. (Recidiviz)

The Stanford Center for Human-centered Artificial Intelligence wants to fill a number of director roles. (HAI)

Stanford CodeX is open for fellow applications. (CodeX)

Suffolk University Law School is looking for a legal innovation and technology clinical fellow. (SULS)

Swansea University School of Law is filling a number of legal tech and computational law teaching and technical jobs. (SU)

TechCongress is hiring a deputy director. (TC)

Thorn, a platform fighting child sex trafficking, has a number of positions open. (Thorn)

Yale Law School is looking for fellows for the Information Society Project. (ISP)