In a Tweet on July 23, John McAfee mentioned “Intel has sued me over the name GhostbyMcAfee.”
The founder of the global security software company McAfee Associates, John McAfee saying Intel is suing him over the use of his own name which he is applying in a privacy-focused controversial project catering cryptocurrency industry.
McAfee’s tweet indicates that Intel is not pleased to see him deploying his own name ‘McAfee’ with other privacy-focused projects.
McAfee Associates was purchased by Intel in 2011 and since 2017, Intel and TPG Capital jointly taking care of the Antivirus software establishment, in a strategic majority stake, according to Wikipedia.
However, according to the British-American McAfee, he still has the right over his name.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced on January 6, 2014, about “the name change from McAfee Security to Intel Security… and the company would continue to operate as a wholly-owned Intel subsidiary.”
Over this, the McAfee expressed his excitement and mentioned that “his name no longer be associated with the software and said further-
“I am now everlastingly grateful to Intel for freeing me from this terrible association with the worst software on the planet. These are not my words, but the words of millions of irate users.”
Besides the claim, McAfee has seen asking his followers suggestions on alternate names. One of the commentators expressed his criticism while saying
GhostbyMcAfee by John McAfee
McAfee is one of the strong believers in cryptocurrency and working on a proof-of-stake- based crypto project which goes by the name “GhostbyMcAfee.”
The crypto advocate has designed a proof-of-stake coin that would maintain anonymous blockchain transactions.
“GHOST is a Proof of Stake privacy coin to help make you nothing but a “ghost” when transacting online… “GHOST has no central company or owner, and is ran and maintained by the community.”