John McAfee to 'defeat NSA' with Decentral - a $100 gizmo that keeps your Android or iPhone private
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 01, 2013, 2:54 AM
There will be no way [for the government] to tell who you are or where you are," claims McAfee.Now John McAfee is taking the privacy matter in his own capable hands, announcing at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center that his team is working on Decentral - a device that will put a wrench in NSA's abilities to track your phone's content and whereabouts. "
Offered first for Android and iOS handsets, Decentral is supposed to cost around $100, and create a "floating" network around your device that can't be peeped into from outside. The protection range is expected to be around three blocks in an urban environment, and about a quarter mile or 400 meters in the open.
The inventor mentioned that the Decentral project has been on his mind for a while, but he is now fasttracking it in light of the NSA surveillance scandal, and the first prototype is six months away. If Decentral gets banned by the government, he has a contingency plan: "I'll sell it in England Japan, the Third World. This is coming and cannot be stopped."
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Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012
Well the McAfee security software on Windows was a completely joke. Let's see if he can finally put it off with this.
posted on Oct 01, 2013, 3:11 AM 3
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Good one John. :D Don't believe this nonsense kiddos, it's an impossibility to rig the system, triangulation and access to network, WiFi & GPS-based location is fairly simple no matter what precautions you take. And if it does work in a quite useless 3-block radius, then the moment you buy the product, NSA will have a reason to track you personally, why give them one? This of course could be an NSA scam, the most protection McAfee can get living his wild life is working for the Government.
posted on Oct 01, 2013, 3:52 AM 1
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Agreed Bone. Don't want to be tracked. Turn off your cell phone or throw it out. It's the ONLY way to pull this off. Considering how cell phone technology works it just doesn't make sense.
posted on Oct 01, 2013, 4:06 AM 0
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Here's how to make your phone untrackable: Turn it off and take out the battery if possible. Oh, but you won't be able to make or receive calls, or use data. Sorry. If the towers can find you, so can the NSA. What is this guy smoking? Oh, yeah.
posted on Oct 01, 2013, 11:33 AM 0
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Don't be surprised to find someday that NSA paid him $100 per copy sold. Just another ploy for spying :)
posted on Oct 01, 2013, 10:12 PM 1
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