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Facial recognition tech can’t identify Insane Clown Posse fans

By | Published on Wednesday 4 July 2018

Insane Clown Posse

Given how hard the Insane Clown Posse have been fighting to stop the feds from classifying their fans – aka the juggalos – as a criminal gang, lots of chatter about how said juggalos’ famous face painting confuses facial recognition tech is probably not useful.

But hey, the juggalos’ face painting confuses facial recognition tech, how cool is that? This is according to a tech blogger who goes by the name Tahkion, who recently tweeted: “It turns out juggalo make-up defeats facial recognition successfully. If you want to avoid surveillance, become a juggalo I guess”.

Apparently the clever facial recognition software that is being used or piloted by various security firms, law enforcement outfits and tech giants in part works by identifying the different elements of the face – nose, jaw, eyes etc – and how they line-up.

The way juggalos often apply black and white face paint when attending ICP shows can confuse the machines in that process, for example by making it harder to locate the placement of the jaw.

Which, we should stress to any feds out there, isn’t why the Insane Clown Posse and their fans apply their make-up in this way, they just think it looks kinda cool. But when the machines decide it’s time to take over the earth, maybe it will be the juggalos who come to the rescue.



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