John McAfee, the flamboyant anti-virus software industry pioneer, made a surprise appearance at a computer hackers' conference last Friday evening, where he unveiled a new website to give people a place online to vent their anger.
The one-time millionaire, who fled the Central American nation of Belize in 2012 after police sought to question him about the murder of a neighbor, said he set up the site for ordinary people to lodge complaints on anything from government corruption to bad consumer products.
Intel last week said it will ditch the venerable McAfee brand for its security products and services, and offer free mobile security software to customers running Android, iOS, and other operating systems on their smartphones and tablets.
The company announced both moves at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the massive trade show that ran last week in Las Vegas.
Part-time fugitive and antivirus software founder John McAfee has a new invention he's working on. After spending some of his time filming a drug-fueled video tutorial to uninstall the antivirus program he helped create, McAfee now believes he can outsmart the NSA. Speaking at the C2SV Technology Conference on Saturday, McAfee unveiled his grand plan to create a "D-Central" gadget that communicates with smartphones, tablets, and laptops to create decentralized networks that can't be accessed by government agencies.
Mike Fey, global chief technology officer at security software company McAfee, has retracted the company's claims that pinned worldwide losses from cyber crime at more than $1tn, adding that supposedly more conservative (gu)estimates were also "hard for me to swallow".
"I wish we had never put a dollar figure on it," Fey told the Australian Financial Review. "[It is] very scary to just latch onto the number."
The chances were always slim that antivirus founder John McAfee would return to his former mansion in Belize and now he can’t. Last Thursday it burned down, more evidence according to McAfee, that he’s no longer welcome in the country.
In a blog, McAfee claimed that the destruction of his beautiful waterside Shangri-La amidst the palm trees was arson motivated by anger at the acquittal of some of his employees over unspecified charges related to their time working for him.