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Old 23.06.2021, 22:16
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John McAfee found dead

"Anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been found dead in a Barcelona prison cell, just hours after a Spanish court agreed to extradite him to the US to face tax evasion charges.

The Catalan Justice Department said prison medics tried to resuscitate him, but were not successful.

It said in a statement that "everything indicates" Mr McAfee took his own life."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57589822
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Re: John McAfee found dead

Such a sad end of his life.
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Old 23.06.2021, 22:46
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Re: John McAfee found dead

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"Anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been found dead in a Barcelona prison cell, just hours after a Spanish court agreed to extradite him to the US to face tax evasion charges.

The Catalan Justice Department said prison medics tried to resuscitate him, but were not successful.

It said in a statement that "everything indicates" Mr McAfee took his own life."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57589822
Tech pioneer who inspired a billion-dollar industry, budding politician not afraid to stand for the fringes, wild man who perhaps took it too far... he certainly was a memorable person. In the end it looks like he valued freedom over his own life. RIP.
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Re: John McAfee found dead

maybe he got a virus. RIP John.

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Old 24.06.2021, 09:51
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Re: John McAfee found dead

Found this important message from John himself and would like to share it with all at EF.
https://youtu.be/bKgf5PaBzyg
He's done so much for the AV industry. Really sad to see him go. RIP John.
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Old 24.06.2021, 10:07
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Re: John McAfee found dead

Maybe he bought his new life back and is laughing at tax offices from the afterworlds

RIP controversial figure

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Old 24.06.2021, 10:37
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Re: John McAfee found dead

Mad John McAfee.

I think his book will be great.
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Old 24.06.2021, 11:33
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Re: John McAfee found dead

I met him a few years ago in London - he was definitely a charismatic person... mad as a hatter, but very interesting.

It's a state of affairs, I only hope to see in the news soon that he's actually escaped prison and all this is just a coverup... If anyone could pull that off, it would be John.
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Re: John McAfee found dead

Sorry for your loss.
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Old 24.06.2021, 11:50
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Re: John McAfee found dead

I guess I've done the same. What's the point of leaving jail after making this bet? /s

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Old 24.06.2021, 11:51
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"Anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been found dead in a Barcelona prison cell, just hours after a Spanish court agreed to extradite him to the US to face tax evasion charges.

The Catalan Justice Department said prison medics tried to resuscitate him, but were not successful.

It said in a statement that "everything indicates" Mr McAfee took his own life."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57589822
Based on what he has shared from prison, not so sure he took his own life

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Old 24.06.2021, 11:53
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Re: John McAfee found dead

I bet they have difficulty removing him.
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Old 24.06.2021, 12:05
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Re: John McAfee found dead

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Based on what he has shared from prison, not so sure he took his own life

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That was 18 months ago, ten days after he was arrested, at a point when he probably thought he would get out (he wasn't exactly known for believing rules/laws applied to him).

18 months later he's looking at spending the rest of his life in a US jail...

Unlike Epstein, who had links to enough powerful people for foul play to be a suspicion, McAfee doesn't really seem to have any of that.
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Old 24.06.2021, 12:41
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Found this important message from John himself and would like to share it with all at EF.
https://youtu.be/bKgf5PaBzyg
He's done so much for the AV industry. Really sad to see him go. RIP John.
omg. i'd seen that video years ago and just watched again and I can't believe that i only remembered the start of that video and not all the girls in it. i must have been gay back then.
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Old 24.06.2021, 15:08
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That was 18 months ago, ten days after he was arrested, at a point when he probably thought he would get out (he wasn't exactly known for believing rules/laws applied to him).

18 months later he's looking at spending the rest of his life in a US jail...

Unlike Epstein, who had links to enough powerful people for foul play to be a suspicion, McAfee doesn't really seem to have any of that.
Incorrect, it was 8 months ago and recent voice message has been disseminated online where there wasn't even a hint of desperation that would suggest someone about to take their own life
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Old 24.06.2021, 15:47
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Re: John McAfee found dead

Apparently he took precautions should anyone claim he committed suicide.
It's the Sun, read critically.

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Old 24.06.2021, 17:02
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Apparently he took precautions should anyone claim he committed suicide.
It's the Sun, read critically.

RIP
Regardless of McAfee himself, the idea that the US government in 2019 was sending messages with any sort of subtlety seems a bit of a stretch.
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Old 24.06.2021, 17:09
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Re: John McAfee found dead

It's all very well to say I won't commit suicide, but when reality sets in people can and do change their minds. He certainly wasn't going to have it easy in a US prison.

And if the US government - for some strange reason - wanted him dead, they wouldn't have bothered with trying to get him extradited. They have easier and quicker ways to get rid of people.
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Old 24.06.2021, 17:24
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Re: John McAfee found dead

If there's 30+ TB of leaked data coming in the next few days, things will get interesting.

If not, I reckon it wasn't him but one of his body doubles...
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Old 24.06.2021, 18:11
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Re: John McAfee found dead

Pretty sure that the people that are/were working on getting him extradited do not have any communication with the folks (in the US govt) that would have the ability "to get rid of people."

It doesn't really add up (IMO), and as someone who lives near Barcelona, it would not surprise me if McAfee found a way to arrange his "death in prison."

Let's hope we see a pic released of JM sipping a cocktail on an island hideout followed by a book/movie release...

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It's all very well to say I won't commit suicide, but when reality sets in people can and do change their minds. He certainly wasn't going to have it easy in a US prison.

And if the US government - for some strange reason - wanted him dead, they wouldn't have bothered with trying to get him extradited. They have easier and quicker ways to get rid of people.
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