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John McAfee’s Chances of Appearing on House Hunters Ruined By Stalking Complaint from Landlord

Mr. McAfee (Photo: File)

John McAfee is having a no good, very bad week. The anti-virus software creator has been slapped with a civil stalking complaint and has reportedly been evicted from his Portland, Ore. apartment. 

The complaint comes from Connor Hyde, the former property manager of Mr. McAfee’s apartment complex. According to filings, the international man of mystery had access to weapons, an armed bikers club and sent threatening emails to Mr. Hyde because he was mad about HOA fees that the managers were allegedly letting people in to party in empty condos.  Read More

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Only John McAfee Can Save HealthCare.Gov Now

The face of expertise. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

America is in crisis., the portal we’re supposed to use to sign up for health insurance, has been plagued by technical problems since its Oct. 1 launch. And so like Princess Leia carrying a desperate appeal to Obi Wan Kenobi, the GOP-controlled House Committee on Energy and Commerce, responsible for “overseeing” Obamacare, has reached out to an unlikely hero: International man of mystery John McAfee.

Or so says CNBC, anyway. Read More

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John McAfee Keeps it Weird with New Video Mostly About the Dangers of Keeping a Harem

The man himself. (screencap)

It seems John McAfee has thoroughly settled into the under-employed swing of things in his adopted Portlandia. Today, Laughing Squid reports, he released another bizarre, semi-professionally produced YouTube video.

Admittedly, it’s tame compared to the last one. But make no mistake, between the soothing classical music and awkward green screen it’s still pretty weird.  Read More

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Bath Salts, Babes and Bills: John McAfee Returns With Bizarre YouTube Sketch

(Screenshot: YouTube)

Just yesterday, Betabeat was considering the brief, bizarre rein of McAfee Antivirus founder and bath salts enthusiast John McAfee. How brightly he shone in those brilliant months last winter when he was on the run in South America for allegedly murdering someone in Belize. There was the tampon disguise and the one that probably made him look like a murderer; and of course, that time Vice magazine called us all suckers before accidentally revealing Mr. McAfee’s secret location through iPhone photo metadata. Read More


Booting Up: Bloomberg, Tech Investors to March (Virtually) for Immigration Reform


Mayor Michael Bloomberg is teaming up with a group of high-profile investors, including Fred Wilson, Ron Conway and Paul Graham, to “push for smart immigration reform to attract and keep the best, the brightest and the hardest-working to fuel innovation and American jobs.” [March for Innovation]

It wasn’t so long ago that the Nook was the key to Barnes & Noble’s future. Now the bookseller is planning to back off of its efforts to sell its own e-reader, and is working on strengthening partnerships with tablet suppliers. [NYT]

It’s not that Julian Assange isn’t giving interviews—it’s just that he’s leading a busy life inside the Ecuadorian government’s London embassy, and it’s a question of fitting reporters in. [Ars Technica]

Kara Swisher leans into the backlash against Facebook COO’s Sheryl Sandberg’s new book. [AllThingsD]

In case you can’t wait for the competing biopics currently in production, here’s what it’s like to go on a double-date with John McAfee. [PandoDaily]


Booting Up: Tesla Drivers Hit the Road to Prove Times Reporter Wrong

(Photo: @TeslaRoadTrip)

What’s an attention-whore to do when the press stops turning up? John McAfee had an idea: he gave two freelance journalists $2,900 in cash to follow him to the Caribbean and document his reunion with his 19-year-old girlfriend. [PandoDaily]

There may still be plenty of complex issues to be resolved before online gambling is legal in the U.S., but that isn’t stopping tech companies from lining up at the regulatory gates. [NYT]

Kim Dotcom says Mega is “the Privacy Company.” To that end, Mega is now accepting payment by bitcoin, and plans to offer secure email and chat services.  [Mashable]

After New York Times reporter John M. Broder wrote about the failings of the Tesla Model S during his road test along I-95, nine Model S owners attempted to create the trip. Four drivers completed the 353-mile leg between Rockville, Maryland and Groton, Connecticut, though of the five drivers who dropped out, none reported the battery failures that dogged Mr. Broder. [AllThingsD]

In the aftermath of Ecomom founder Jody Sherman’s suicide—and word that the company is heading for liquidation—an argument that “‘Killing It’ Isn’t Worth It.” [TechCrunch]

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John McAfee Newest Portlandia Cast Member

(Screencap: KATU)

Crazy ol’ John McAfee is still on the lam from police in Belize, but has managed to escape to the U.S.–a lucky turn of fate since he believes Hezbollah is after him. Now in an interview with a local news station, Mr. McAfee revealed that he’s happily settled in Portland, where he plans to stay for awhile, perhaps in an effort to keep the dream of the ’90s alive. Read More