Is A Small, Cheap Gadget To Thwart Government Spies In The Works? It Is If John McAfee Delivers


Tech entrepreneur John McAfee, on the heels of a few months of turbulent personal problems, announced Saturday that he is working to produce an inexpensive, pocket-sized gadget that would give average people the ability to shield themselves from the National Security Agency’s spying.

McAfee said that the gadget, dubbed Decentral, will cost less than $100 once it is built and on the market.

“There will be no way (for the government) to tell who you are or where you are,” he said in an onstage interview with moderator Dan Holden at the inaugural C2SV Technology Conference + Music Festival.

And if the U.S. government bans its sale in the U.S., he said, “I’ll sell it in England, Japan, the Third World. This is coming and cannot be stopped.”

In 1989, McAfee made a name for himself in Silicon Valley founding the anti-virus software company that still bears his name. In 1994, he ended his relationship with the company, which was once valued at $100 million, and moved to Colorado. He has since decried the tech industry’s bundling of the software on new computers.

More recently, McAfee made headlines when he became a suspect in the murder of a neighbor in Belize and embarked on a globetrotting attempt to avoid law enforcement. Officials in the country say he remains a person of interest in the crime.

McAfee said his latest vision will communicate with smartphones, tablets and other devices and create decentralized, floating and moving local networks that would be more difficult for government spy agencies to penetrate.

H/T: Mercury News

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  • Debbie Hogan Tate

    I am all for anything that stops the NSA spying!

    • colonel marstellar

      Amen Debbie! Hopefully we can get America back on a course of freedom!! Again!! With Gods help! Unbelievable whats gone on the last 15-20 years to lose our freedoms!!

      • fed-up

        And it has been a bi-partisan effort to take those freedoms away over that time period!

        • dee

          it has been a bi-partisan and lack of both, “Campaign Reforms & Term Limits” seem to have kept Greed &
          corruptions at the forefront of many of our problems?
          We’ve not stood up(We the People) and put a stop to
          this problem & now we’ve all been sold out! Both parties which you’ve nailed down, Correctly I might add!! We All must demand the things I mentioned above to start to cut corruptions on all levels of Government! All colors & religions must come together…all of us who care about our Children’s future….Failure to come together & fix this will leave Nothing for our kids. Government doesn’t care as long as they get unlimited monies, they vote for the
          high bidders whether it’s banks, big business, Wall Street Gangs, or Foreign Countries…lol…they take the money & to Heck with the American People. They want to Divide us by Race or anything they can so we’ll not see them & what they are doing..We American’s have to Stand UP & do it NOW, Together…for America & our kids…peace

  • JRR

    Great, but so much personal information is required by Obamacare – and will be public information – that one wonders just what will be kept private by any device.

    • WorkingPoor

      Don’t sign up for Obamacare. If you like your personal info kept personal.

    • Robert Messmer

      So they “tax” you if you are not insured but do they “tax” if you “take the 5th”, flat refuse to answer questions that are none of their business, and/or can’t remember?

    • MaxEffectUSA

      I think this device will be for blocking GPS location and cell phone conversations from NSA. This is my take on it. Once information is out there, it’s there, you can’t take it back.

  • John – Atlanta

    I guess McAfee really wants to end up dead, because he is not stopping this.


    Revelation 13:17 (KJV)

    17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    The spirit of Satan inhabits Obama and pretty much lies and commits blasphemy every time he speaks. McAfee thinks he is going to stop the NSA with his piddling device after he most likely committed 1st degree murder.

    Yea, wake me when the new NSA headquarters in the middle of the desert is levelled by God because he is the only one that can stop it.

    • Bebop

      If you profess to have such a faith in a Christian god, why do you write he in lowercase ?

      • John – Atlanta

        It is not faith, it is reality.

        As for the lower case it is because you do not capitalize intensive pronouns in the English language. Just as you do not use a preposition to end a sentence with.

    • bj

      I seriously doubt he committed any murder but they sure would like to frame him for it.
      We need all the help we can get against these raving lunatics… so don’t be so quick to dismiss something that may just be legit.

  • paendragon

    Sign me up, John!

  • equestrian_colt

    I’m all in