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Yes, THAT John McAfee is running for president on the 'Cyber' ticket

Yes, THAT John McAfee is running for president on the 'Cyber' ticket
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As if the presidential race wasn't crowded enough, John McAfee, of McAfee Security fame, has thrown his hat into the ring, officially running for president in 2016.

But who is John McAfee? He's an anti-virus and computer security mogul, a self-described “eccentric millionaire,” but also a former fugitive in Belize who was wanted for the murder of his neighbor.

Despite his questionable background,  McAfee is quite serious about running. Yesterday, he launched an official campaign website, which you can see here, and filed the appropriate paperwork to get him on the ballot.

The McAfee campaign site doesn't contain any useful information as of press time, except for instructions on how to get registered to vote in each state. What we do know is the McAfee will likely focus on the "government's technological illiteracy," computer privacy issues and the NSA, along with other cybersecurity issues.

He told Wired Magazine: “It’s clear that the leadership of our country is illiterate on the fundamental technology that supports everything in life for us now, that is cyber science, our smartphones, our military hardware, our communications.”

Therefore, it should come as no surprise that McAfee will be running under a completely new party, which he is calling the "Cyber Party." An official statement is expected to be released tonight.

Want to learn more? McAfee is in the very early stages of his campaign, so information at this time about his goals is limited. If you want to keep an eye on his campaign, be sure to stay tuned to his campaign site, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - and of course the Komando.com Happening Now page - for updates as they happen.

In the meantime, let me know what you think about the announcement by posting in the comments below.

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Source: Ars Technica
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