Who is John Mcafee?
John David McAfee who was born on the 18th day of September of 1945 is an American computer programmer and developer of the first commercial anti-virus program, which later on was bought by Intel. The first virus he combated was Brain a computer virus that was released in its first form in January 1986, and is considered to be the first computer virus for MS-DOS. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Roanoke College in 1967 and his honorary Doctor of Science in 2008 from the same institution. McAfee announced that he will seek the office of U.S. President in the 2016 presidential election on September 8, 2015. He is running with the newly formed Cyber Party.
John Mcafee 2016
John McAfee is now accepting Bitcoin in his 2016 presidential campaign. A site for his campaign has already gone live. The millionaire, who founded McAfee in 1987, shared the link to a BitPay donation page with his 29,000 Twitter followers. He has surprised many with his candidacy. McAfee explained that he decided to run after being encouraged by “almost everyone” he knows and meets. He also said “I have a huge underground following on the web, I promise you I will win because I have the votes”. He also noted that “We are losing privacy at an alarming rate — we have none left”, and also that “We’ve given up so much for the illusion of security and our government is simply dysfunctional.”
McAfee also said that “the desire to respond to terrorist attacks had opened citizens up to excessive surveillance” and that “The government can spy on people using their mobile phones while they’re with their wives and husbands,” McAfee explained. When asked about his fellow candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, McAfee was overwhelmingly positive, saying both were “very smart”.
He added that “the U.S. government is simply dysfunctional and lacks an understanding of the basic technology that runs the world”. He promised the campaign would be interesting and was confident he would win by being honest.
McAfee said he would ask Trump one question if given the chance to debate him: “What is with the hair?” But he also said that Trump was the most promising candidate. “If I didn’t enter, he would’ve won”, McAfee said.
He applauded Clinton for “putting up with Bill quite graciously for quite some time” and although he noted her email mishap was a mistake, he was quick to add: “Who hasn’t made a mistake?”
I am called “not serious” he said, yet I know of no-one who has lived a more serious life. I have run a multi-billion dollar company, having to make decisions based on cash availability and the existence of real competitors while my government lived in a fantasy world and printed money when they had none to spend. I lived in a Third World Banana Republic, was tortured and had to watch my dog shot in front of my eyes by a soldier trained by the FBI at Quantico using an AR-15 supplied by the US Government. I hid in the jungles of Central America for weeks while being chased by an army representing a government that I had refused to be extorted by. Please…. tell me what is not serious about this.
The goal of John Mcafee
He announced he would run in the election on 8th September with his new party, the ‘Cyber Party’ to rally against government snooping and bureaucracy and he asked for Bitcoin donations to do just that. Last year, the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) approved the digital currency as an in-kind donation for campaigns and political action committees (PACs). In line with these rules, donations in bitcoin are limited to $2,700, and require a number of personal details, including the donor’s name, address and place of employment. McAfee joins fellow presidential candidate Rand Paul, who began accepting the currency for his presidential campaign in April, having previously expressed skepticism on the subject.
John Mcafee SwiftMail based on the blockchain
On the John McAfee SwiftMail website, the system is described as “the ultimate written communication privacy tool” and includes the following comment from McAfee:
“When you first meet someone, you don’t divulge your deepest secrets. If privacy doesn’t matter, would you be willing to give your wallet to a total stranger and let them go through it and write down everything they find inside? Then why on earth would we believe that if we’re not doing anything wrong, we shouldn’t care if someone has our information?”
According to a press release, the system uses 0.001 SwiftCoin to send mail and attachments on any device that operates on Android, Windows or Ubuntu. The mail recipient will send back the same amount in SwiftCoin to reply, resulting in a zero net cost for sending and receiving John McAfee SwiftMail.