John McAfee

John McAfee

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Who is John McAfee?

John McAfee is one of the most influential commentators on cybersecurity anywhere in the world. His new venture – Future Tense Central – focuses on security and personal privacy-related products.

McAfee provides regular insight on global hacking scandals and internet surveillance, and has become a hugely controversial figure following his time in Belize, where he claims to have exposed corruption at the highest level before fleeing the country amid accusations of murder (the Belize government is currently not pursuing any accusations against him).

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John McAfee: Volunteers are the key to a secure digital world

John McAfee says he will reach out to the volunteer security groups to help bolster their efforts in ways that are effective and will protect our future.

John McAfee: Gun control, anti-depressants, and cyberwar

John McAfee challenges how we vote and what Americans should care about in the upcoming elections. Should it gun control or the deadly threat of cyberwar?

John McAfee: US gov’t hack by China is an American nightmare — and the decline of an empire

Our country is being run by people that don't have a clue, John McAfee says, especially when it comes to security. The OPM hack by China will affect us for years to come.

John McAfee: Why Homeland Security is failing miserably at protecting us online

We will remain a third-rate nation, measured on our cyberwar acumen, John McAfee argues, until we as a society and country understand the position our ossified government has placed us in. That means updating Homeland Security and paying…

John McAfee: Next airline hijacking will be by a hacker from halfway around the world

Anyone, anywhere in the world can hijack a commercial airliner if they have a laptop, or even a smartphone, and access to the Internet, warns John McAfee -- and the TSA must be entirely restructured to handle the threat.

John McAfee: Cyberwar is here, and China is the enemy

On Sept. 25, Xi Jinping, leader of the Chinese Communist Party, will come to Washington to meet with President Obama -- even though his country has already committed several acts of cyberwar against the U.S., says John McAfee.