John McAfee Speaks Hacker Conference Opens Complaints Website

John McAfee, the flamboyant anti-virus software industry pioneer, a surprise appearance Friday night at a computer hackers conference where he unveiled a new website to give people a place to vent their anger online.

John McAfee

John McAfee

Once millionaire who fled to the Central American nation of Belize in 2012 after police tried to question him in the murder of ordinary people protested nearby, he created a site on government corruption, nothing bad consumer goods.

The site, called BrownList (www.brownlist.com/) carries the slogan, “It’s payback time.”


“This taps into anger in a positive way,” he said in a brief interview before the era Def Con, the world’s largest conference of computer hackers. “Instead of getting angry and shooting at somebody on the highway, or yelling at your wife, you can access the site.”

BrownList offers a forum for people to ask about specific complaints and offer solutions to the problems. Proposals are voted on by site members who decide what kind of response might be best.

“Instead of just lashing out, give us your positive solutions,” he said to the audience of three, participating in hundreds of hackers.

McAfee told Reuters, that he intends to make money by offering subscription services to businesses, but he did not elaborate.

He said that he is looking for more investors to the site, which he started at $ 450,000 from a private investor, who declined to be named.

British American entrepreneur and founder in 1987, and McAfee, a pioneer of computer anti-virus software, which was later sold to Intel Corp 2010.

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