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John McAfee Explains How He Milked Information From Belize's Elite 275

paysonwelch points out John McAfee's latest blog post, which "details the complex spy network that he used to tap information from the highest echelons of the Belizean government. He might consider a new career as a movie producer — this blog post is enthralling. Here is an excerpt: 'I purchased 75 cheap laptop computers and, with trusted help, intalled invisible keystroke logging software on all of them — the kind that calls home (to me) and disgorges the text files. I began giving these away as presents to select people — government employees, police officers, Cabinet Minister's assistants, girlfriends of powerful men, boyfriends of powerful women.'"
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John McAfee Explains How He Milked Information From Belize's Elite

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 05, 2013 @10:32AM (#42487465)

    He certainly is now.

    If I were in charge, I would send him to Belize as a show of good faith.

  • Hmm (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Gaygirlie ( 1657131 ) <gaygirlie&hotmail,com> on Saturday January 05, 2013 @10:40AM (#42487495) Homepage

    So, let me get this straight: John McAfee is the founding-father of a large anti-virus company, he's worked with Zonelabs on their firewall software and so on, and then in the end he ends up doing exactly the same thing he's tried to protect people from -- namely, installing keyloggers and spying on everything they type on their computers?

  • Re:Not possible. (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 05, 2013 @10:44AM (#42487513)

    I generally live in Belize 1/4 of the year now, and its certainly possible to get Chinese generic laptops very cheap here. Much cheaper than in America.

  • by nimbius ( 983462 ) on Saturday January 05, 2013 @10:50AM (#42487535) Homepage
    explain how he sidestepped a murder charge from a soverign nation and has since remained unaccountable as to the history of his seventeen year old female companion and alleged methamphetamine production operation, I believe slashdot can finally put "the amazing adventures of John McAfee" back on the bookshelf.

    There is nothing about this entire series of unfortunate events that shouldnt warrant immediate extradition to Belize, where he can face his accusors in a court of law and presumably vindicate himself. Otherwise this is an indignant millionaires whitewash campaign to secure his innocence through astroturf and puffery. Unfortunately Mr McAfee wasnt found accused of these crimes in say, the Soviet Union or China, both countries willing to mail a dead millionaire back to his respective embassy for nothing short of a Benny-Hill approach to their criminal justice system.
  • Re:Not possible. (Score:4, Interesting)

    by CdBee ( 742846 ) on Saturday January 05, 2013 @10:52AM (#42487541)
    I'm inclined to agree, also because I suspect the kind of mindset who would actually DO this isn't the sort of person who would ever admit it - not least because he's forever besmirched his chance of ever doing it again. I suspect McAfee's suffering the after effects of various experimental chemicals, or delusions brought on by withdrawal symptoms
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 05, 2013 @11:18AM (#42487669)

    As I wouldnt particularly trust any western court to vindicate me on minor issues I think a man who has royally pissed of the powers that be in a 2nd world country is wise to stay as far away from "justice" as he possibly can. The only difference between multinational corporate bully boys and sovereign nations is that one thinks its above the law and lets everyone know it, while the other knows its above the law and would rather people thought otherwise.

    This is why we have a man who had consentual sex with two women, and then was told specifically by a cheif prosecutor he had no case to answer and was free to leave the country holed up in a london embassy being painted as a fugitive rapist on the run from the "law"

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