PS3 hacker Hotz accepts job at Facebook
Status: Landed a surprise job
Facebook has reportedly hired George Hotz, the hacker best known for defeating the security measures of iPhones and PS3 consoles.
Hotz, 21, was the first to develop software that unlocked the iPhone before jailbreaking the PlayStation 3 console. Sony infamously sued Hotz over the hack, a decision that provoked the wrath of both mainstream gamers and anarcho-syndicalist prankster hackers LulzSec, among others.
According to TechUnwrapped, Hotz has accepted a job working for Facebook, possibly on a secretive iPad app. Chronic-Dev Team member Joshua Hill reportedly found out about Hotz's unexpected career move after the hacker backed out of an upcoming iPad 2 hacking challenge because of his status as an employee of the social network. ®
Sounds a like a big PR stunt by Zuckerberg and crew, no ill towards Mr Hotz, we've all got to make a living but he seems talented enough to be more useful doing something else.
"wrath of [both] mainstream gamers"
really? gamers gave a damn about OtherOS? The only reason Sony was/is able to get away with removing the OtherOS feature is because "mainstream gamers" never cared about it in the first place!
if anything, hanging around gaming forums shows that many gamers hate this guy and many blame him for the PSN outage. Many _wrongly_ believe that he hacked the PSN himself, while other blame him since the hacking attack started in his honer!
What a shame
To have shown so much promise, only to end up Facebooked.