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Short commentary on the fact that in the end, John McAfee was not caught through superior sleuthing by the Guatemalan Police but by a hacker who took him down thanks to metadata.
So the rest of you don’t have to read the details, what happened was that McAfee, yes, that McAfee of antivirus software fame, fled his home in Belize after his next door neighbor had been found murdered. He fled Belize and had been hiding out, blogging and tweeting along the way which I am sure the authorities found quite amusing. In the end, he was caught because he gave an interview to a reporter who took a picture of him with his iPhone. The picture was posted on the Internet and some hacker got a hold of the photo file which had the GPS coordinates of the location of the phone embedded in it. (more…)