On Saturday, John McAfee unveiled his plans for a device to sidestep any NSA surveillance. Called Decentral, he said, as reported in the San Jose Mercury-News, that his sub-$100 creation will keep the NSA -- or anyone -- from spying on your electronic communications.
In an onstage interview with moderator Dan Holden at the inaugural C2SV Technology Conference + Music Festival, McAfee -- founder of the security firm that bears his name -- said,
There will be no way (for the government) to tell who you are or where you are.
Acknowledging that the device could be used for crime, McAfee said,
The telephone is used for nefarious purposes.
He added that if the U.S. attempts to block sales of Decentral, he will go elsewhere.
I'll sell it in England, Japan, the Third World. This is coming and cannot be stopped.
To protect users from spying, Decentral will create decentralized, floating and moving local networks that can't be penetrated by government spy agencies, McAfee said. He expects to have a prototype ready in about six months.
A legend after building his security company, which he is no longer associated with, he is controversial and late last year, he fled Belize; local authorities had sought him for questioning during an investigation into the shooting death of his neighbor.
McAfee discussed the case during Saturday's interview; McAfee said -- again -- that he's innocent. His decision to flee Belize, he said, was instead the result him being unwilling to pay a $2 million bribe.
Meanwhile, in mid-June, McAfee showed he has no respect for the company he once built. He posted a video showing how to uninstall McAfee security software, in a NSFW manner.