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The McAfee Anti-Virus Creator Is Running for President

john mcafee bookingInternet security software mogul John McAfee has announced his third-party bid for the upcoming presidential elections in 2016.

The self-described “eccentric millionaire” made passing references to the candidacy online, including the news that an official announcement would be made at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

According to CNN Money, who spoke with McAfee ahead of Wednesday evening’s official announcement, has created his own political party, “the Cyber Party.” It’s focus?

“We are losing privacy at an alarming rate — we have none left,” McAffee explained. “We’ve given up so much for the illusion of security and our government is simply dysfunctional.”

In other words, “privacy” and “Internet security” are two of McAfee’s major concerns, and he believes that his particular background and wealth are strong enough to steer him into the White House so that he can tackle both.

According to the software magnate, the federal government “lacks an understanding of the basic technology that runs the world.”

Yes, this is actually happening. The man who was arrested for DUI and possessing a handgun in August, and fled Belize when police there tried to question him as part of a murder investigation, is running for President of the United States. There’s an official site, complete with requisite giant face picture of McAfee, and his FEC filing.

[h/t TIME, CNN Money]
[Image via Wikimedia Commons/Twitter]

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