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NEWS - December 05, 2012

by Carol~ Moderator - 12/5/12 12:18 PM

McAfee Security founder says he's now out of Belize, eluding investigators (Updated)

UPDATE: Many sites have pointed out that Vice Magazine, which is accompanying John McAfee as he runs away from Belizean law enforcement, seems to have accidentally revealed his location taken by an accompanying reporter. Based on the location data in the photo's metadata (EXIF), at least at the time of that photo, he was in Guatemala, just over the border from Belize. For what it's worth, McAfee now claims that the Guatemala GPS location was fake, too. In any case for all folks who want a little more privacy with their photos, here's some tips from Lifehacker. Still, McAfee adds: "I do not believe that Vice will remain with me further. Again, my apologies."

A few weeks ago, founder of McAfee Security John McAfee (he no longer has any connection to the company), was named by Belizean authorities as a "person of interest" in the murder of another American expatriate also living in the Central American country. Since then, McAfee has been on the lam, somehow managing to evade authorities in a country with 300,000 residents living in an area slightly smaller than Massachusetts.

After rumors of his arrest on his own website over the weekend, McAfee now reports that he is "safe" and outside of Belize for the moment, but he plans on returning.

Continued : http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/12/mcafee-security-founder-says-hes-now-out-of-belize-eluding-investigators/

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