JusticeTechDL: Tinder's new panic button; Chicago predictive policing a bust + New Jobs


Social media companies have information that could free criminal defendants, but they aren’t giving it up. (SFC) (h/t Rebecca Wexler)

Colorado, Massachusetts, and Tennessee are considering text message court reminder statutes. (NCSC)

Tinder is getting a panic button that will call police, a feature that has worked poorly in the past for other platforms. (WSJ)

How to keep child predators out of virtual playgrounds. (OZ)

Chicago’s Office of the Inspector General released a negative report on the police department’s predictive policing model. (OIG)

The EU is thinking about a five year ban on facial recognition used in public. (MIT) Even in China, some face rec companies are bracing for increased regulation. (Abacus) [Opinion] Even with new regs, banning facial recognition isn't enough. (NYT)

Jim Sandman, the head of the Legal Services Corporation, is stepping down. (LS)

Crime TV shows are a “PR Machine” for law enforcement, says a new study. (USC)

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

Inspire.Legal will be in New York City Feb. 7. (I.L)

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)

Aspen Tech Policy Hub is looking for fellows, deadline to apply is Feb. 13. (ATPH)

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 openings in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

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

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

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a back-end dev. (T&P)

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)