McAfee Speaks

John McAfee Pimped Out 29 ‘Pillow Talk Masters’ to Spy on Belize: Here’s What He Found

The black hat.

The law of diminishing returns: it’s the bane of bath salts enthusiasts and fabulist storytellers the world over. Sure, that first hit was good; but it takes an increasingly potent dosage to deliver a thrill that approaches your very first time.

Fortunately, global media icon John McAfee appears to understand this phenomenon. (We’re not saying that Mr. McAfee is necessarily pioneering a new form of reality entertainment, but we’re not saying he isn’t, either.) In his latest missive, posted under the title “A Clear and Present Danger,” he claims to have hired 29 “pillow talk masters” to spy on Belize officials, and in so doing uncovered links between the Central American nation and the terrorist organization Hezbollah. Read More

McAfee Speaks

Highlights from John McAfee’s Delightful CNBC Interview: ‘I Did a Hoax on Bath Salts Once’

Like Romeo and Juliet. (Photo: Robert King/Vice)

American treasure John McAfee has officially returned to U.S. soil following his dramatic escape from Belize, and has immediately begun doing what he does best: messin’ with tech reporters.

In an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning, Mr. McAfee appeared grizzled in a navy blue blazer, swirling a piece of candy–perhaps a Nicorette product?–haphazardly around in his mouth as he deigned to answer questions from Andrew Ross Sorkin.

His responses were as delightfully insane as they usually are. Come, journey with us through the mind of brainy paranoiac and ephebophilia enthusiast John McAfee. Read More

McAfee Speaks

Sorry, Suckers: Montreal Production Company Secures Rights to Inevitable John McAfee Biopic

Like Romeo and Juliet. (Photo: Robert King/Vice)

When not blogging from a prison cell, antivirus software creator John McAfee is reportedly busy planning the next iteration of his media blitz: The Hollywood Reporter writes that Mr. McAfee has successfully sold his life rights to a TV production company called Impact Future Media.

Mr. McAfee has skillfully played the media these past few months, getting a Wired reporter to speak on his behalf and telling his story to Gizmodo before inviting Vice to join him in his escape from Belize. That decision ended with his capture when a Vice employee published an iPhone photo still containing the metadata that revealed his location. Mr. McAfee still managed to temporarily convince Vice‘s photographer to lie for him. Read More

McAfee Speaks

John McAfee Is Safe in Guatemala and Ready To Wed His Child Bride

Get an eyeful, suckers. (Robert King/Vice)

The sordid tale of John McAffe’s flight from the Belizean police has had a little bit of everything. Poisoned dogs, automatic weapons, disgusting disguises, bath salts—to say nothing of the fake North Korean passport, benighted rants on political corruption Central America-style, even a lesson on the importance of wiping GPS data from your iPhone pics when on the lam. One thing it’s lacked: True Love.

Oh sure, Mr. McAfee has blogged on Belize’s bar-girl culture, and offered a seemingly honest accounting of his own relationships with young, impoverished women. (“Many have commented that these women were only with me because of my money – a fact that I have to agree with,” he blogged on November 19 title “Love and Deception.”)

Well, there’s nothing like a few weeks on the run to let romance blossom. Read More

McAfee Speaks

John McAfee Is in Guatemala, Suckers

(Photo: Vice)

Today, Vice announced that it had managed to track down antivirus king John McAfee after he’d safely escaped Belize while wanted for questioning related to the murder of his neighbor. In smug hipster fashion, the online mag published a post called “We Are With John McAfee Right Now, Suckers,” along with a photo showing Vice editor in chief Rocco Castoro posing sans smile next to a cross-armed Mr. McAfee.

But it turns out that Vice may have forgotten to scrub the EXIF data from the photo they uploaded. In fact, the photo’s geolocation info shows that Mr. McAfee & Co. appear to be seeking safe harbor near Rio Dulce, Guatemala. Read More