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).
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.
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.
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.
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.