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BY SCOTT MALONE

ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS

The wild ride of software tycoon John McAfee has taken another unexpected turn. You might want to buckle up for this one.

On a recent blog post, McAfee says he “went on the offensive” following a raid on his property by authorities in Belize, and he created his own spy ring. He purchased 75 laptops and installed surveillance software on them, gave them as presents to government officials, police officers and other powerful people in Belize. (Via Who is McAfee)

McAfee then says he hired 23 women and six men, whom he trained how to covertly load software onto a person’s computer and hack into cell phones. (Via WPLG)

But that’s not all - according to BetaBeat, McAfee says some of those women were, quote, “pillow talk masters” who used their seductive charm to uncover links between Belize and the terrorist organization Hezbollah.

McAfee also claims he uncovered an uncountable number of sexual affairs and discovered that Belize’s Prime Minister personally ordered someone’s murder. (Via KTVU)

Before you get to thinking McAfee has gone from rogue on the run to full-fledged superspy, a writer for PC Magazine says this story won’t exactly do McAfee any favors.

“There is no proof that McAfee’s story isn’t simply a figment of his overactive imagination, the newest tale certainly won’t gain him any favor among Belizean officials, who were on the hunt for the 67-year-old since the November shooting death of his neighbor in Belize.”

And a writer for Wired adds that McAfee does have a bit of a history of posting some bogus blog posts, dating back to two years after he moved to Belize, when he started posting on a drug discussion forum.

“He explained that he had started to experiment with MDPV, a psychoactive stimulant found in bath salts … [He] claimed to have produced 50 pounds of MPDV in 2010 … But [nobody] I spoke with observed him making the stuff … McAfee has a simple explanation: The whole thing was an elaborate prank aimed at tricking drug users into trying a notoriously noxious drug.”

McAfee’s recent blog post does features screen shots of the alleged contact with his operatives. Whether or not his tall tale is true, this could be his attempt at breaking into fiction writing. After all, his blog post is titled “A Clear and Present Danger.”

John McAfee: Mastermind Of Massive Belize Spying Operation?

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Jan 7, 2013

John McAfee: Mastermind Of Massive Belize Spying Operation?

 

(Image Source: Ars Technica)

BY SCOTT MALONE

ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS

The wild ride of software tycoon John McAfee has taken another unexpected turn. You might want to buckle up for this one.

On a recent blog post, McAfee says he “went on the offensive” following a raid on his property by authorities in Belize, and he created his own spy ring. He purchased 75 laptops and installed surveillance software on them, gave them as presents to government officials, police officers and other powerful people in Belize. (Via Who is McAfee)

McAfee then says he hired 23 women and six men, whom he trained how to covertly load software onto a person’s computer and hack into cell phones. (Via WPLG)

But that’s not all - according to BetaBeat, McAfee says some of those women were, quote, “pillow talk masters” who used their seductive charm to uncover links between Belize and the terrorist organization Hezbollah.

McAfee also claims he uncovered an uncountable number of sexual affairs and discovered that Belize’s Prime Minister personally ordered someone’s murder. (Via KTVU)

Before you get to thinking McAfee has gone from rogue on the run to full-fledged superspy, a writer for PC Magazine says this story won’t exactly do McAfee any favors.

“There is no proof that McAfee’s story isn’t simply a figment of his overactive imagination, the newest tale certainly won’t gain him any favor among Belizean officials, who were on the hunt for the 67-year-old since the November shooting death of his neighbor in Belize.”

And a writer for Wired adds that McAfee does have a bit of a history of posting some bogus blog posts, dating back to two years after he moved to Belize, when he started posting on a drug discussion forum.

“He explained that he had started to experiment with MDPV, a psychoactive stimulant found in bath salts … [He] claimed to have produced 50 pounds of MPDV in 2010 … But [nobody] I spoke with observed him making the stuff … McAfee has a simple explanation: The whole thing was an elaborate prank aimed at tricking drug users into trying a notoriously noxious drug.”

McAfee’s recent blog post does features screen shots of the alleged contact with his operatives. Whether or not his tall tale is true, this could be his attempt at breaking into fiction writing. After all, his blog post is titled “A Clear and Present Danger.”

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