Right, software pioneer John McAfee, who is promising to build a device that will hide all computer use from the government -- and be available for only $100.
Total anonymity can be had, for only $100 -- and only from John McAfee.
The eccentric and enigmatic former software tycoon -- who made a fortune in antivirus technology before becoming a fugitive from justice with a penchant for the dramatic and a mastery of the media -- released some details on the "Decentral," an as-yet unbuilt and undesigned device that he says will be able to hide any person from the prying eyes of the government, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
McAfee, 68, pledged to deliver a prototype within six months, a plan the newspaper panned as "pie in the sky."
If built, the Decentral would work thusly: it would create "decentralized, floating and moving local networks" that cannot be penetrated by government spymasters at the NSA and elsewhere by communicating with smartphones, tablets and "other devices" within a three-block radius, the newspaper reported.
McAfee is still wanted for questioning by police in Belize, from where he fled following the shooting death of his neighbor. That crime has not been solved.
McAfee says he is innocent of any crimes, and left the Central American nation after refusing to pay a $2 million bribe, the newspaper reported.
The relevations of Edward Snowden, the former NSA employee who leaked details of the agency's massive data collections, compelled McAfee to make plans for the Decentral public, he told an audience on Saturday in San Jose.