John McAfee, the wild man of security software, has unveiled plans for a cheap gadget for decentralised networking that he claims can keep users safe from the prying eyes of government. The D-Central, which McAfee hopes to produce within six months, would cost around $100, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Technically we seem …
...and how can we - or McAfee, for that matter - know that the devices haven't been government-compromised during production? (By China, USA,... take your pick.)
Imagine - pay $100 for the NSA to have even easier access to your data... NSA keep the money saved on breaking a new device brought to market and spend it on extra storage!
Don't worry, I doubt he is competent enough to even make something as good as Tor.
I think you may misunderstand how Jon's device works.
It doesn't do anything. OK, maybe there's a couple of LED's that flash to show it working.
It's the drugs that make you believe you're safe....
After the recent Snowden revelations, I'll take China any day.
"Don't worry, I doubt he is competent enough to even make something as good as Tor."
Which was compromised ages ago.
Either that's a terrible case of conjunctivitis McAfee's got...
... or, judging by the look on Woz's face, he's not yet reached the higher state of conciousness that McAfee has and so can't quite make sense of what he's saying.
Yeah right John
A bit too much of the white stuff eh ?
I still think
El Reg should give him a regular spot - this guy is a living legend... he is the Anti-Christ, Anti-Jobs and Anti-Gate's all rolled into one!
Re: I still think
That's actually a good idea. Perhaps that spot should be in some padded room with a comfy jacket where he can hug himself.
Bonkers or brilliant? I don't care.
Either way I guarantee he'd be good value on a night out down the pub and the world needs more people like him.
I hope the D-Central isn't V-Mental and actually works.
"Good value on a night out down the pub"?
Certainly lively enough. If he offers to shoot pool, ask which gun he's planning to use!
OMG, is that a bottle of _water_ in his hand???
Bath salts man ..
What's Woz even doing in the same room as Bath Salts™ man?
Re: Bath salts man ..
"What's Woz even doing in the same room as Bath Salts™ man?"
Either trying for a contact high or he walked into the room too early.