johnmcafee John McAfee asks forum about tracing mobile phones

John McAfee, founder of the namesake anti-virus firm, has sought advice on how quickly it takes for a phone company to locate a mobile phone signal and if there is anything that he could do to confuse or delay the system, according to Gizmodo.

John McAfee, founder of the namesake anti-virus firm, has sought advice on how quickly it takes for a phone company to locate a mobile phone signal and if there is anything that he could do to confuse or delay the system, according to Gizmodo.

 
McAfee is wanted in Belize on suspicion of murdering his neighbour, Gregory Faull, with whom he allegedly had a falling out. He denies the allegations, but his latest request online certainly does not help his case.
 
Gizmodo reports that late on Wednesday night McAfee posted on a private forum under his well-known “stuffmonger” alias to ask:
 
“How long does it take for a phone company to triangulate a cell phone signal? With what accuracy? Is there any way to confuse/delay the system? If a cell phone is turned off, but the battery is installed, is there any way to locate the phone? Are there any brands of phones are more/less difficult to triangulate?”
 
johnmcafee John McAfee asks forum about tracing mobile phones
 
Perhaps he thought the messages would not be tracked since it was not a public forum, or perhaps his experimentation with drugs has led to such erratic behaviour, but either way such a post, suggesting McAfee might literally go on the run rather than cooperating with police, who he thinks will kill him, does little to vindicate him.
 
The Prime Minister of Belize called McAfee “extremely paranoid, even bonkers.” McAfee stepped down from his role in the anti-virus company in 1994 and Intel bought it in 2010, keeping the name, but Intel might now be inclined to change it after these bizarre revelations.
 
Source: Gizmodo
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