Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee Creates 'The Brown List,' A Complaint Website For Average Joes - HotHardware
Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee Creates 'The Brown List,' A Complaint Website For Average Joes

Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee Creates 'The Brown List,' A Complaint Website For Average Joes

It's been nothing but a wild ride for John McAfee, founder of the popular antivirus software that's now owned by Intel. His efforts made him a millionaire, though that was before he was wanted for questioning in Belize regarding the murder of a neighbor. His bizarre journey includes bath salts, faking a heart attack, fleeing the country, and activities not fit for print on this site, though the end result is that John is back in the U.S. and ready to hear your complaints about whatever it is that irks you.

John's newest venture is called Brownlist, a website with the motto, "It's payback time." The idea is that average people who have been wronged in some way can log in, post their complaint, and see user-suggested solutions. Those solutions are voted on by site members to determine the best course of action.''

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"This taps into anger in a positive way," John told Reuters in an interview before hopping on stage at Def Con. "Instead of getting angry and shooting at somebody on the highway, or yelling at your wife, you can log onto the site."

John intends to make money off this venture through subscription services to businesses, though he didn't provide details on how that will work. At present, he's on the hunt for investors to fund the operation. He's already found one, who invested $450,000 into starting up the website.
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Mmmm, what could possibly go wrong...

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I'm going to guess one of the top complaints will be about Comcast.

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Ask.com 2.0 anyone?

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