PC World "This time around, McAfee is taking on a far more difficult adversary than Central American law enforcement: the U.S. National Security Agency."
'During the recent C2SV
conference in San Jose, McAfee teased plans for a new device he is
working on—called D-Central—that promises to bring better security and
privacy to our online lives. McAfee hasn’t released many technical
details about the gadget, but from the sounds of it, D-Central will be a
mashup between a personal mobile Wi-Fi hotspot like the MiFi and a Pirate Box.
'If you haven’t heard of
the latter, a Pirate Box is a mobile device capable of creating a local
wireless network that nearby users connect to via Wi-Fi. The beauty of
the Pirate Box is that it doesn’t connect directly to the Internet.
Instead, a Pirate Box is only accessible to computers within range of
the signal. Users can then use a Pirate Box network for secure online
messaging and file sharing. The Pirate Box was originally designed by
David Darts, Associate Professor and Chair of the New York University
'McAfee’s product wants to take the best aspects of both the hotspot
and the Pirate Box to let you share files publicly and anonymously with
users nearby, as well as chat privately with people you know.'