JusticeTechDL: the CFAA is 35 & it's no wiser; Denmark reviews convictions using geo-location data + Jobs

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News


For years, people have been telling me that the federal anti-hacking law is a mess. For it's 35 birthday, I took a look for myself--they weren't lying. (ABA)

The California Supreme Court held that the government cannot subject a young person on probation, as a condition of release, to random searches of his electronic devices and social media. (Justia)

In Denmark, 10,000 criminal convictions are being reviewed because the geo-location data used to convict might have been wrong. (NYT)

The Seattle Police Department created an anti-swatting list that lets people who fear being swatted--having a swat team called on them as a deadly prank--give the police advance warning. (Wired)

A local news outfit in Cleveland, Ohio is testing out the right to be forgotten. (RadioLab) (h/t Sarah Lageson)

A bounty hunter posed as law enforcement and got T-Mobile and Verizon to hand over user data. (DailyBeast)

As a part of a larger criminal justice reform platform, Democrats running for president are taking on criminal justice tech, like facial recognition and algorithmic risk assessments. This last week, it was Bernie Sanders (Vox) and Elizabeth Warren (Medium).

Sextortion--extorting someone for bitcoin while claiming to know their porn interests--is becoming more common and profitable. (TR)

Events


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)

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

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. (Callisto)

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 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)