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1. Introduction

John David McAfee (/ˈmækəf/ MAK-ə-fee;[1][2] 18 September 1945 – 23 June 2021)[3][4] was a British-American computer programmer, businessman, and two-time presidential candidate who unsuccessfully sought the Libertarian Party nomination for president of the United States in 2016 and 2020. In 1987, he wrote the first commercial anti-virus software, founding McAfee Associates to sell his creation. He resigned in 1994 and sold his remaining stake in the company.[5] McAfee became the company's most vocal critic in later years, urging consumers to uninstall the company's anti-virus software, which he characterized as bloatware. He disavowed the company's continued use of his name in branding, a practice that has persisted in spite of a short-lived corporate rebrand attempt under Intel ownership.

McAfee's wealth peaked in 2007 at $100 million, before his fortunes plummeted in the financial crisis of 2007–2008. After leaving McAfee Associates, he founded the companies Tribal Voice (makers of the PowWow chat program), QuorumEx, and Future Tense Central, among others, and was involved in leadership positions in the companies Everykey, MGT Capital Investments, and Luxcore, among others. His personal and business interests included smartphone apps, cryptocurrency, yoga, light-sport aircraft[6] and recreational drug use. He resided for a number of years in Belize, but returned to the United States in 2013 while wanted in Belize for questioning on suspicion of murder.[7]

In October 2020, McAfee was arrested in Spain over U.S. tax evasion charges.[8] U.S. federal prosecutors brought criminal and civil charges alleging that McAfee had failed to pay income taxes over a four-year period.[9][10] On 23 June 2021, he was found dead, due to suicide by hanging, in a prison cell near Barcelona, shortly after his extradition to the U.S. was authorized by the Spanish National Court.[11][12]

2. Early Life

McAfee was born in Cinderford, in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom,[13] on 18 September 1945,[14] on a U.S. Army base (of the 596th Ordnance Ammunition Company), to an American father, who was stationed there, and a British mother.[15] He was primarily raised in Salem, Virginia, United States. He said he felt as much British as American.[16] When he was 15, his father, whom a BBC columnist described as "an abusive alcoholic", killed himself with a gun.[16]

McAfee received a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1967 from Roanoke College in Virginia, which subsequently awarded him an honorary Doctor of Science degree in 2008.[17] After receiving his bachelor's degree, McAfee began working towards a doctorate in mathematics at Northeast Louisiana State College but was expelled, in about 1968, because of a relationship with an undergraduate student, who became his first wife.[18]

3. Ventures

3.1. NASA, Univac, Xerox, CSC, Booz Allen and Lockheed

McAfee was employed as a programmer by NASA's Institute for Space Studies in New York City from 1968 to 1970 working on the Apollo program. From there, he went to Univac as a software designer, and later to Xerox as an operating system architect. In 1978, he joined Computer Sciences Corporation as a software consultant. He worked for consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton from 1980 to 1982.[19] In the 1980s, while employed by Lockheed, he received a copy of Brain, the first computer virus for the PC, and began developing software to combat viruses.

3.2. McAfee Associates

In 1987, McAfee founded McAfee Associates Inc., which sold his program, the first anti-virus software to market.[17] The company was incorporated in Delaware in 1992, and had its initial public offering the same year. In August 1993, John McAfee stepped down as chief executive, but remained with the company as the chief technical officer. He was succeeded by Bill Larson.[20] In 1994, he sold his remaining stake in the company.[21] He had no further involvement in its operations.[5]

After various mergers and ownership changes, Intel acquired McAfee in August 2010.[22] In January 2014, Intel announced that McAfee-related products would be marketed as Intel Security. McAfee expressed his pleasure at the name change, saying, "I am now everlastingly grateful to Intel for freeing me from this terrible association with the worst software on the planet."[23] The business was soon demerged, once more under the McAfee name.

3.3. PowWow, QuoromEx, MGT and More

Other business ventures that were founded by McAfee include Tribal Voice, which developed one of the first instant messaging programs,[24] PowWow. In 2000, he invested in and joined the board of directors of Zone Labs, makers of firewall software, prior to its acquisition by Check Point Software in 2003.[25]

In the 2000s McAfee invested and advertised ultra-light flights, which he marketed as aerotrekking.[6]

In August 2009, The New York Times reported that McAfee's personal fortune had declined to $4 million from a peak of $100 million due to the effect of the financial crisis of 2007–2008 on his investments.[21]

In 2009, McAfee was interviewed in Belize for the CNBC special The Bubble Decade, in which it was reported that he had invested in and/or built many mansions in the USA that went unsold when the 2007 global recession hit. The report also discussed his quest to produce plants for possible medicinal uses on his land in Belize.[26]

In February 2010, McAfee started the company QuorumEx,[27] headquartered in Belize, which aimed to produce herbal antibiotics that disrupt quorum sensing in bacteria.[28][29]

In June 2013, McAfee uploaded a parody video titled How to Uninstall McAfee Antivirus onto his YouTube channel. In it, he critiques the antivirus software while snorting white powder and being stripped by scantily clad women. It got ten million views. He told Reuters the video was meant to ridicule the media's negative coverage of him. A spokesman for McAfee Inc. called the video's statements "ludicrous".[30]

Also in 2013, McAfee founded Future Tense Central, which aimed to produce a secure computer network device called the D-Central.[31] By 2016, it was also an incubator.[32]

In February 2014, McAfee announced Cognizant, an application for smartphones, which displays information about the permissions of other installed applications.[33] In April 2014, it was renamed DCentral 1, and an Android version was released for free on Google Play.[34][35]

McAfee at DEF CON 2015

At the DEF CON conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, in August 2014, McAfee warned people not to use smartphones, suggesting apps are used to spy on clueless consumers who do not read privacy user agreements.[36] In January 2016, he became the chief evangelist for security startup Everykey.[32]

In February 2016, McAfee publicly volunteered to decrypt the iPhone used by Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik in San Bernardino, avoiding the need for Apple to build a backdoor.[37] He later admitted that his claims of how simple cracking the phone would be were a publicity stunt, though still claimed he could.[38]

In May 2016, McAfee was appointed chief executive chairman and CEO of MGT Capital Investments, a technology holding company. It initially said it would rename itself John McAfee Global Technologies,[39] although this plan was abandoned due to a dispute with Intel over rights to the "McAfee" name.[40] He changed MGT's focus from social gaming to cybersecurity, saying "anti-virus software is dead, it no longer works", and that "the new paradigm has to stop the hacker getting in" before he or she can do damage.[41]

Soon after joining MGT, McAfee said he and his team had exploited a flaw in the Android operating system that allowed him to read encrypted messages from WhatsApp.[42] Gizmodo investigated his claim, and reported that he had sent reporters malware-infected phones to make this hack work. He replied: "Of course the phones had malware on them. How that malware got there is the story, which we will release after speaking with Google. It involves a serious flaw in the Android architecture."[43]

McAfee moved MGT into the mining of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, both to make money for the company, and to increase MGT's expertise in dealing with blockchains, which he thought was important for cybersecurity.[44]

In August 2017, McAfee stepped down as CEO, instead serving as MGT's "chief cybersecurity visionary". In January 2018, he left the company altogether. Both sides said the split was amicable; he said he wanted to spend all of his time on cryptocurrencies, while the company told of pressure from potential investors to disassociate itself from him.[45]

On 13 August 2018, McAfee took a position of CEO with Luxcore, a cryptocurrency company focused on enterprise solutions.[46]

4. Politics

4.1. Positions

McAfee was a libertarian, advocating the decriminalization of cannabis, an end to the war on drugs, non-interventionism in foreign policy, a free market economy which does not redistribute wealth, and upholding free trade. He supported abolishing the Transportation Security Administration.[47]

McAfee advocated increased cyber awareness, and more action against the threat of cyberwarfare.[48] He pushed religious liberty, saying that business owners should be able to deny service in circumstances that contradict their religious beliefs, adding: "No one is forcing you to buy anything or to choose one person over another. So why should I be forced to do anything if I am not harming you? It's my choice to sell, your choice to buy."[49]

4.2. 2016 Presidential Campaign

On 8 September 2015, McAfee announced a bid for president of the United States in the 2016 presidential election, as the candidate of a newly formed political party called the Cyber Party.[15][50] On 24 December 2015, he re-announced his candidacy bid saying that he would instead seek the presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party.[32][51] On the campaign trail, he consistently polled alongside the party's other top candidates, Gary Johnson and Austin Petersen.[52] The three partook in the Libertarian Party's first nationally televised presidential debate on 29 March 2016.[53] His running mate was photographer, commercial real estate broker and Libertarian activist Judd Weiss.[54]

McAfee came second in the primaries[55] and third at the 2016 Libertarian National Convention.[56]

Notable endorsements

  • Adam Kokesh, talk show host and activist[57]
  • John Moore, Nevada assemblyman[58]
  • L. Neil Smith, science fiction author and activist[59]

4.3. 2020 Presidential Campaign

McAfee's 2020 campaign logo

Contrary to his assertion at the 2016 convention, McAfee tweeted on 3 June 2018 that he would run for president again in 2020, either with the Libertarian Party or a seperate party that he would create.[60] He later chose to run as a Libertarian.[61] He mainly campaigned for wider cryptocurrency use.

On 22 January 2019, McAfee tweeted that he would continue his campaign "in exile", following reports that he, his wife, and four campaign staff were indicted for tax-related felonies by the IRS. He said he was in "international waters", and had previously tweeted that he was going to Venezuela.[62] The IRS has not commented on the alleged indictments.[63] On 29 June, he tweeted that his campaign headquarters had been relocated to Havana, Cuba.[64] Around the same time, he defended Communist revolutionary Che Guevara on Twitter, putting himself at odds with Libertarian National Committee chairman Nicholas Sarwark, who wrote, "I hear very little buzz about McAfee this time around ... making a defense of Che Guevara from Cuba may ingratiate him with the Cuban government, but it didn't resonate well with Libertarians."[65]

In a tweet on 4 March 2020, McAfee simultaneously suspended his 2020 presidential campaign, endorsed Vermin Supreme, and announced his campaign for the Libertarian Party vice presidential nomination.[66] The next day, he returned to the presidential field, reversing the suspension of his bid, as "No one in the Libertarian Party Would consider me For Vice President."[67] The next month, he endorsed Adam Kokesh and became Kokesh's vice-presidential candidate, while still seeking the presidency for himself.[68] At the 2020 Libertarian National Convention, he again lost, now to Jo Jorgensen and Spike Cohen for the presidential and vice-presidential slots.[69]

5. Economic Views

McAfee contended that taxes were illegal, and claimed in 2019 that he had not filed a tax return since 2010. He referred to himself as "a prime target" of the Internal Revenue Service.[70]

In July 2017, McAfee predicted on Twitter that the price of a bitcoin would jump to $500,000 within three years, adding: "If not, I will eat my own dick on national television."[71] In July 2019, he predicted a price of $1 million by the end of 2020.[72] In January 2020, he tweeted that his predictions were "a ruse to onboard new users", and that bitcoin had limited potential because it is "an ancient technology."[73]

6. Legal Issues

McAfee was named a defendant in a 2008 civil court case related to his Aerotrekking light-sport aircraft venture and the death of nephew Joel Bitow and a passenger.[74]

On 30 April 2012, McAfee's property in Orange Walk Town, Belize, was raided by the Gang Suppression Unit of the Belize Police Department. A GSU press release said he was arrested for unlicensed drug manufacturing and possession of an unlicensed weapon.[29][75][76] He was released without charge.[77] In 2012, Belize police spokesman, Raphael Martinez, confirmed that McAfee was neither convicted nor charged, only suspected.[78] In January 2014, from Canada, he said that when the Belizean government raided his property, it seized his assets, and that his house later burned down under suspicious circumstances.[79]

On 2 August 2015, McAfee was arrested in Henderson County, Tennessee, on one count of driving under the influence and one count of possession of a firearm while intoxicated.[80]

In July 2019, McAfee and members of his entourage were arrested while his yacht was docked at Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, on suspicion of carrying high-caliber weapons and ammunition. They were held for four days and released.[81] Weapons were seized, according to the Public Ministry.[82]

On 11 August 2020, McAfee lied[83] that he was arrested in Norway during the COVID-19 pandemic after refusing to replace a lace thong with a more effective face mask. He later tweeted a picture of himself with a bruised eye, claiming it occurred during this arrest.[84] The photo of the alleged arrest shows an officer with the German word for "police" on his uniform, so it could not have been an arrest in Norway. The Augsburg Police later said he tried to enter Germany on that day, but was not arrested.[85]

6.1. Death of Gregory Faull

On 12 November 2012, Belize police began to search for McAfee as a person of interest in connection to the homicide investigation of American expatriate Gregory Viant Faull, who was found dead of a gunshot wound the day before, at his home on the island of Ambergris Caye, the largest island in Belize.[86][87] Faull was a neighbor of McAfee's.[88] In a contemporary interview with Wired,[89] McAfee said he had been afraid police would kill him and refused their routine questions and evaded them.[88] Belize's prime minister, Dean Barrow, called him "extremely paranoid, even bonkers".[90] He fled Belize rather than cooperate.[91][92][93]

In December, the magazine Vice accidentally gave away McAfee's location at a Guatemalan resort, when a photo taken by one of its journalists accompanying him was posted with the EXIF geolocation metadata still attached.[94]

While in Guatemala, McAfee asked Chad Essley, an American cartoonist and animator, to set up a blog so he could write about his experience while on the run.[95] He then appeared publicly in Guatemala City, where he unsuccessfully sought political asylum.[96] On 5 December, he was arrested for illegally entering Guatemala. Shortly afterward, a board to review his asylum plea denied it, so he was taken to a detention center to await deportation to Belize.[97]

On 6 December, Reuters and ABC News reported that McAfee had two minor heart attacks in the detention center and was hospitalized.[98][99] His lawyer said he had no heart attacks, rather high blood pressure and anxiety attacks.[100][101][102] McAfee later said he faked the heart attacks to buy time for his attorney to file a series of appeals that ultimately prevented his deportation to Belize, thus hastening the government's decision to send him back to the United States.[103]

On 12 December, McAfee was released and deported to the United States.[104] On 14 November 2018, the Circuit Court in Orlando, Florida, refused to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit against him for Faull's death.[105][106]

6.2. U.S. Tax Evasion Charges and Planned Extradition

In January 2019, McAfee announced that he was on the run from U.S. authorities, and living internationally on a boat following the convening of a grand jury to indict him, his wife, and four of his 2020 Libertarian Party presidential primaries staff on tax evasion charges.[107] At the time the Internal Revenue Service had not independently confirmed the existence of any such indictment.[107]

On 5 October 2020, McAfee was arrested in Spain at the request of the United States Department of Justice for tax evasion. The June indictment, which was unsealed upon his arrest, alleged he earned millions of dollars from 2014 to 2018, and failed to file income tax returns.[108]

On 6 October, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint further alleging McAfee and his bodyguard promoted certain initial coin offerings (ICOs) in a fraudulent cryptocurrency pump and dump.[109] It claims he presented himself as an impartial investor when he promoted the ICOs, despite allegedly getting paid $23 million in digital assets in return.[109] On 5 March 2021, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York formally indicted him and an executive adviser on these charges.[110]

McAfee was jailed in Spain, pending extradition to the United States.[110][111] On 23 June 2021, the Audiencia Nacional authorized his extradition, to face charges in Tennessee.[5] He died a few hours later.[112] The New York extradition case was still pending in a lower Spanish court.[5]

7. Personal Life

McAfee married three times. He met his first wife circa 1968 while he was working towards a doctorate at Northeast Louisiana State College and she was an undergraduate student.[18] Their affair led to his expulsion from the college.[18] He married his second wife, Judy, a former flight attendant at American Airlines, circa 1987; they divorced in 2002.[18] The night after McAfee arrived in the United States after being deported from Guatemala in December 2012, he was solicited by and slept with Janice Dyson, then a prostitute 30 years his junior in South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida.[113] They began a relationship and married in 2013.[114]

The couple moved to Portland, Oregon, in 2013.[115]

In a 2012 article in Mensa Bulletin, the magazine of the American Mensa, McAfee said developing the first commercial antivirus program had made him "the most popular hacking target" and "[h]ackers see hacking me as a badge of honor". For his own cybersecurity, he said he has other people buy his computer equipment for him, uses pseudonyms for setting up computers and logins, and changes his IP address several times a day.[116] When asked on another occasion if he personally used McAfee's antivirus software, he replied: "I take it off[...]it's too annoying."[117]

In 2015, he resided in Lexington, Tennessee.[80] In December 2018, he tweeted that he has "47 genetic children".[118][119][120][121]

7.1. Death

On 23 June 2021, McAfee was found dead in his prison cell at the Brians 2 Penitentiary Center near Barcelona, hours after the Spanish National Court ordered his extradition to the United States on criminal charges filed in Tennessee by the United States Department of Justice Tax Division.[5] The Catalan Justice Department said "everything indicates" he killed himself by hanging.[12][122][123][124]

McAfee's death sparked Internet conspiracy theories in a manner resembling "Epstein didn't kill himself".[125] Several times, he had said if he were ever found dead by hanging, it would mean he was murdered.[126] Three days before McAfee's death, his wife claimed that the US government wanted him to die in prison, writing on Twitter: "John's honesty has often gotten him in trouble with corrupt governments and corrupt government officials because of his outspoken nature and his refusal to be extorted, intimidated or silenced. Now the US authorities are determined to have John die in prison to make an example of him for speaking out against the corruption within their government agencies."[127] Minutes after the report of his death, an image of the letter Q was posted to his Instagram feed (since he died, his account was taken down), possibly in reference to QAnon conspiracy theories.[128][129][130] These theories have been referred to by some journalists as speculative, "bizarre", and "baseless", primarily based on McAfee's own statements.[128][129][130] The day after his death, his lawyer told reporters that while he regularly maintained contact with McAfee in prison, there were no signs of suicidal intent.[131] McAfee's widow reaffirmed this position in her first public remarks since her husband's death.[132][133]

8. In the Media

Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee is a Showtime Networks documentary about the portion of McAfee's life spent in Belize. It began airing in September 2016.[134] It covers allegations against him of raping his former business partner, Allison Adonizio, and murdering Belizean David Middleton and American expat Gregory Faull.[135][136] In an interview with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox and Kathleen Hayes on 8 September 2016, he said these incidents were fabricated, and "Belize is a third-world banana republic and you can go down there and make any story you want if you pay your interviewees, which Showtime did."[137][138]

In March 2017, it was reported that Glenn Ficarra and John Requa would direct a film about McAfee titled King of the Jungle, written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. At various points, Johnny Depp, Michael Keaton, and Seth Rogen were reported to have taken roles and later to have left the project. In November 2019, Zac Efron was reported to star as journalist Ari Furman.[139][140][141][142]

On 12 May 2017, McAfee and his wife were interviewed on ABC News's 20/20 regarding Faull's alleged murder.[143]

9. Books

  • Computer Viruses, Worms, Data Diddlers, Killer Programs, and Other Threats to Your System. What They Are, how They Work, and how to Defend Your PC, Mac, Or Mainframe, (with Colin Haynes) St. Martin's Press, 1989[144]
  • The Secret of the Yamas: Spiritual Guide to Yoga, McAfee Pub, 2001[145]
  • The Fabric Of Self: Meditations on Vanity and Love, Woodland Publications, 2001[146]
  • Into the Heart of Truth, Woodland Publications, 2001[147]
  • Beyond the Siddhis. Supernatural Powers and the Sutras of Patanjali, Woodland Publications, 2001[148]
Further Reading
In this part, we encourage you to list the link of papers wrote by the character, or published reviews/articles about his/her academic contributions. Edit


  1. "FEC Form 2". Federal Election Commission. "John David McAfee. Office Sought: Presidential" 
  2. Burstein, Nanette (director) (21 September 2016). Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee | Official Trailer | A Film by Nanette Burstein. Showtime. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  3. Catalunya, el Diario es (23 June 2021). "Encuentran muerto al magnate John McAfee en una prisión catalana tras aprobarse su extradición" (in es). 
  4. Periódico, El (23 June 2021). "El magnate estadounidense John McAfee, hallado muerto en la cárcel Brians 2 de Barcelona" (in es). 
  5. "John McAfee, Antivirus Software Creator, Is Found Dead in Spanish Jail" (in en). Dow Jones. 23 June 2021. p. 1. 
  6. Wise, Jeff (2010-05-01). "Plagued by Lawsuits, McAfee Founder Hunts for Cures in Belize". Fast Company. 
  7. "John McAfee ordered to pay $25 million over neighbour's murder". 
  8. "Tech millionaire John McAfee arrested in Spain for US tax evasion" (in en). 6 October 2020. 
  9. "Anti-virus creator John McAfee arrested over tax evasion charges" (in en-GB). BBC News. 6 October 2020. 
  10. "Software Creator McAfee Arrested In Spain, Awaiting Extradition To US". 
  11. Carranco, Rebeca (23 June 2021). "El fundador del antivirus McAfee, John McAfee, se suicida en una prisión de Barcelona" (in es). 
  12. "Larger-than-life software mogul John McAfee dies in Spain by suicide, lawyer says". 23 June 2021. 
  13. "Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee 'found dead' in Spanish prison cell after court approves extradition". 
  14. "Obituary: John McAfee, antivirus software designer, dies aged 75". 24 June 2021. 
  15. Trujillo, Mario (8 September 2015). "Software pioneer McAfee files paperwork to run for president". 
  16. Kelion, Leo (11 October 2013). "The strange life of John McAfee". BBC News. 
  17. Woodford, Chris (2007). Inventors and Inventions, Volume 4. Marshall Cavendish. pp. 1030–33. ISBN 978-0-7614-7767-9. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  18. "John McAfee obituary". The Times. 25 June 2021. 
  19. Fox Business. "John McAfee: I'm Behind Edward Snowden". Youtube. 
  20. "Executive Changes". The News York Times. 25 August 1993. 
  21. Leonhardt, David; Fabrikant, Geraldine (21 August 2009). "Rise of the Super-Rich Hits a Sobering Wall" (article). The New York Times. 
  22. "Intel in $7.68bn McAfee takeover". BBC News. 19 August 2010. 
  23. "CES 2014: Director loses direction as teleprompter fails". BBC News. 7 January 2014. 
  24. Pontin, Jason (1 May 2005). "From the Editor". MIT Technology Review. 
  25. "Zone Labs To Get Funding, New Board Member". 2 October 2000. 
  26. "The Bubble Decade". 
  27. "Quorum sensing inhibitor agents from the jungles and savannas of Belize". 
  28. "Plagued by Lawsuits, McAfee Founder Hunts for Cures in Belize" (article). Fast Company. 1 May 2010. 
  29. Wise, Jeff (8 November 2012). "Secrets, Schemes, and Lots of Guns: Inside John McAfee's Heart of Darkness". Gizmodo. 
  30. Finkle, Jim (19 June 2013). "John McAfee resurfaces as ranting video star, mocks McAfee software" (in en). Reuters. 
  31. James Vincent (2 October 2013). "John McAfee's $100 'anti-NSA' device: 'this is coming and cannot be". The Independent. 
  32. Hardawar, Devindra (16 January 2016). "John McAfee on his new startup and why he should be president". Engadget. 
  33. Casaretto, John (11 February 2014). "John McAfee has had enough of excessive app permissions – introduces Cognizant". SiliconAngle. 
  34. McAfee, John (3 April 2014). "DCentral1 App Now available for download". WhoisMcAfee.Com. 
  35. "DCentral 1 by John McAfee". 3 April 2014. 
  36. Danny Yadron, John McAfee at Def Con: Don't Use Smartphones , The Wall Street Journal, 8 August 2014
  37. Hathaway, Jay (19 February 2016). "Antivirus Wild Man John McAfee Offers to Solve FBI's iPhone Problem So Apple Doesn't Have To". 
  38. Turton, William (7 March 2016). "John McAfee lied about San Bernardino shooter's iPhone hack to 'get a s**tload of public attention'". The Daily Dot. 
  39. Tepper, Fitz. "John McAfee's first move as a new CEO was to rename the company after himself". 
  40. "About MGT". Archived from the original on 3 August 2017. 
  41. "John McAfee Interview: Cyberwars are the New Warfare". MSN. 
  42. Morgan, Steve (15 May 2016). "WhatsApp Message Hacked By John McAfee And Crew". Cybersecurity Ventures. 
  43. Turton, William (16 May 2016). "John McAfee Apparently Tried to Trick Reporters Into Thinking He Hacked WhatsApp". Gizmodo. Gawker Media. 
  44. Lily Katz and Esha Dey (24 May 2017). "John McAfee Says Bitcoin Boom to Put MGT in the Black". (Bloomberg). 
  45. Lily Katz and Esha Dey (26 January 2018). "MGT Splits From John McAfee, Turns Focus to Digital Coin Mining". (Bloomberg). 
  46. Nathan Reiff (17 August 2018). "Anti-Virus Guru McAfee to Head Blockchain Startup". Investopedia. 
  47. "John McAfee 2016 – Libertarian For President: John McAfee On The Issues". 
  48. Watkins, Eli (23 March 2016). "John McAfee still thinks 'this is the year of the third party'". CNN. 
  49. "Inside the Beltway: Libertarian hopefuls spar over Nazi-themed wedding cake on Fox forum". The Washington Times. 
  50. Garcia, Ahiza (8 September 2015). "John McAfee announces he's running for President". CNN. 
  51. Swartz, Jon. "McAfee will run as Libertarian Party candidate for president". 
  52. Schwartz, Zachary (5 May 2016). "On The Campaign Trail With John McAfee". The Awl. 
  53. "FBN's John Stossel Hosts Libertarian Presidential Forum Featuring Johnson, McAfee & Petersen". Fox Business. 31 March 2016. 
  54. Doherty, Brian (20 May 2016). "John McAfee Will Be the Next President of the United States, Says John McAfee". 
  55. Garfinkel, Noah (24 July 2019). "Fugitive software tycoon John McAfee makes another run for Libertarian presidential nomination" (in en). Washington Examiner. 
  56. Bring, Daniel M. (28 January 2020). "'It doesn't matter who the president is', says Libertarian presidential candidate John McAfee" (in en-US). Spectator US. 
  57. Lesiak, Krzysztof (18 May 2016). "Adam Kokesh endorses John McAfee". 
  58. McAfee, John. "Nevada Assemblyman John Moore, the most prominent...". 
  59. Smith, L. Neil. "My 2016 Endorsement". 
  60. Marinova, Polina (4 June 2018). "John McAfee Says He Will Run for President in 2020". Fortune. 
  61. "Millionaire John McAfee planning US presidential run … from Cuba" (in en). South China Morning Post. Agence France-Presse. 7 July 2019. 
  62. Reilly, Claire (22 January 2019). "John McAfee plans to run for president 'in exile' using thousands of masked doppelgangers". CNet. 
  63. Cruthers, Brooke (24 January 2019). "John McAfee is running from U.S. authorities – and running for President. On a boat.". Fox News. 
  64. Feuerherd, Ben (23 June 2021). "Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee dies by suicide in prison: report". 
  65. Doherty, Brian (26 June 2019). "John McAfee, Libertarian Party Presidential Hopeful, Is Running His Campaign-in-Exile from Cuba". Reason. 
  66. Welch, Matt (4 March 2020). "Libertarian Super Tuesday: Big Night for Jacob Hornberger, NOTA; John McAfee Drops Out and Backs Vermin Supreme". 
  67. John McAfee [@officialmcafee] (5 March 2020). "I regret that I must, Once again, Reverse my prior self. No one in the Libertarian Party Would consider me For Vice President. I must return to my run For President. BTW... Accoring[sic to Reason Mag: I came in second In the North Carolina Libertarian Super Tuesday elections:)"]. 
  68. Welch, Matt (13 April 2020). "Judge Jim Gray To Seek Libertarian Presidential Nomination" (in en-US). Reason. 
  69. "Libertarian Party Picks Spike Cohen as Its Vice-Presidential Candidate" (in en-US). 24 May 2020. 
  70. Louis Casiano, "John McAfee calls taxes 'illegal,' says it's been 8 years since he filed a return", Fox News, 4 January 2019, at [1] .
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Name: John McAfee
Born: Sep 1945
Died: Jun 2021
Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England
Titles: Businessman Computer Programmer Perennial Candidate
Affiliation: Unknown
Honor: Unknown
Subjects: Others
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