Whois on Mcafee. The Hinterland Blog

Tue, 20th November 2012, 00:24

John Mcafee, creator of the anti-virus software that bears his name, is a fugitive in hiding. The Belize police say Mcafee is being sought as “a person of interest” in the murder of Gregory Faull. John Mcafee claims he is innocent and the victim of a vindictive Prime Minister. Others believe his lifestyle choices of alleged heavy drug abuse, sexual experimentation, deadly extreme sports along with a heavy dose of media manipulation are now coming back to haunt him.

Since the story broke John Mcafee has been attempting to share his version of events through media contacts he has nurtured in the past. Most would concur that the media coverage to this point has not been very sympathetic to his cause. Painted as a drug crazed hippie, albeit a more affluent version, Mcafee has come across as someone indulging in all the decadence and dallies that money can buy. Belize prime minister Dean Barrow has called McAfee extremely paranoid, even bonkers. Many reading Gizmodo and Wired Magazine possibly derived similar conclusions.

Not unlike the early days when a virtually unknown Mcafee was faced with the emergence of computer viruses, he resolved the problem by writing software that could detect the malicious program and then remove it automatically. Mcafee is once again seeking to resolve what bothers him by reflecting on the recent detour his life has taken writing his own blog. With lots of time on his hands and very little else to do, the idea may provide him the best opportunity to more clearly articulate his story.


The Hinterland, the official blog of John Mcafee

Mcafee first post on The Hinterland takes a swipe at the world press. Describing media as autonomous and self-serving, and doing what it does best – sensationalizing, Mcafee laments of his character assassination, and how the recent events of his life have been “sensationalized to the max”

Mcafee then take on Jeff Wise and his recent posts to Gizmodo:

Jeff has made a life work out of smearing my character. Beginning with Fast Company some two odd years ago and continuing non-stop through the present, he has gone beyond the call of journalistic duty to bring my dark side to the attention of the world. You might think that moral duty or a search for the truth has been driving him.

Mcafee then goes on sparing no details to inflict some sensational character assassination of his own on Wise.

Then John turned his attention to Josh Davis of Wired Magazine. Mcafee says he was approached with the idea of doing an in-depth story. While he felt it was a good idea at the time, he does suggest that of thousands of photos taken, the one with him half naked, wearing sunglasses and caressing a shotgun, made the headline because it sells. (editor’s note.. if the NRA only had a calendar they could sell more with this picture)

Not finished with the press Mcafee shares a little more in his second post – specifically Joel Johnson who claims he absconded Mcafee “private diary” from a “private website” and published it on Gizmodo.

His rationale was “moral imperative”. I emailed Joel and asked whether moral imperative shouldn't dictate that he send the money he received from Gizmodo to me. After all, it was my effort, my photos, my time, my words. Shouldn't I get the money? He did not respond.

The Hinterland reinforces rather than alleviate Mcafee eccentric character. While this may be true, it is providing Mcafee a channel to voice issues surrounding the Belize government and the ongoing police investigation. He is also raising awareness to the difficulties being faced by individuals through guilt by association.  Mcafee announced on NBC Television that he is offering a $25,000 reward for the capture of the person or persons responsible for Mr. Faul’s murder.

Regardless of the outcome, movie deals, books, and offers for his female groupies to reveal more are a given. For those who can’t get enough of the free spirit Mcafee, he claims that if captured the blog will continue. “I have pre-written enough material to keep this blog alive for at least a year” he says.

So which web hosting company does a murder suspect on the lam with almost a cult following of fans and critics use?

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