The one-time millionaire who fled the Central
American nation of Belize in 2012 after police sought to
question him about the murder of a neighbor said he set up the
site for ordinary people to lodge complaints on anything from
government corruption to bad consumer products.
The site, called BrownList (http://www.brownlist.com/), carries
the motto "It's payback time."
"This taps into anger in a positive way," he said in a brief
interview before taking the stage at Def Con, the world's
largest conference of computer hackers. "Instead of getting
angry and shooting at somebody on the highway, or yelling at
your wife, you can log onto the site."
BrownList offers a forum for people to file specific complaints
and for users to propose solutions to problems. Suggestions are
voted on by site members who decide what sorts of response might
"Instead of just lashing out, give us your positive solutions,"
he told an audience of hundreds of hackers taking part in a
McAfee told Reuters that he plans to make money by offering
subscription services to businesses, but he did not elaborate.
He said he is looking for more investors in the site, which he
has started up with $450,000 from a private investor who he
declined to name.
The British-American entrepreneur was the founder in 1987 of
McAfee, a pioneer of computer anti-virus software, which was
subsequently sold to Intel Corp in 2010.
(Reporting by Jim Finkle and Eric Auchard)
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