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: As the dark Web bubbles up to the mainstream, hacking just got easier

The dark web consists of overlay networks that use the same infrastructure as the public web but require special tools and knowledge to access. Both lay beyond the casual reach of the typical Internet user.

John McAfee on the return of psychedelics, LSD in the work place

It is a dangerous psychedelic path upon which these modern technology psychonauts have embarked. I have two close friends -- fellow psychonauts -- who dropped out completely, one of whom still, to this day, insists he is Jesus.

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: The NSA is running on ‘sheer luck’ — and that’s a travesty

Surveillance programs are largely designed for the express purpose of targeting citizens, pure and simple, says John McAfee. And there's something fundamentally wrong with this concept. Something un-American. It's the antithesis of freedom.

John McAfee: Why the hacking of Ashley Madison will go down in history

John McAfee discusses the biggest hack of 2015, its ramifications, and if there is anything positive that came out of the cheating habits of millions being exposed for all to see.

John McAfee: No one in government cares about your privacy. So let’s burn it down

Americans cite political corruption as their number one-fear, above even terrorist attacks or economic collapse, yet most Presidential candidates have no plan to restore citizens' faith in their government, or stop abuses of power.