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John McAfee reveals complaints website to channel online anger

John McAfee's Brownlist will aim to focus anger online against companies and even governments, the entrepreneur claimed
By Tamlin Magee from Aug 11, 2014 @ 18:34 CDT

McAfee security founder John McAfee has launched a surprise new website at the Defcon event in Las Vegas, which he claims will allow people to complain more easily to businesses and governments.

 

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Brownlist is being touted as a way for people to focus their anger online in a way that is actually productive, rather than simply hurling abuse at public figures or companies on social networks. McAfee claims it could serve as a conduit for grassroots direct action.

 

"We are doing this because it tapes in to the strongest of human emotions, anger, and it does it in a way that turns it positive," McAfee said. For now just a prototype was on show, but nonetheless the entrepreneur welcomed early contributions. "If you are a small person, like the average American, and some company steps on you or a government, you speak out against something and you are audited the next day, come to our site," McAfee said.

NEWS SOURCES:Bbc.co.uk


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