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'Geohot' Now Working at Facebook

News; Jun. 28, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec
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George "Geohot" Hotz is now employed at one of the largest social media companies in the world

George “GeoHot” Hotz, the hacker who gained national attention by hacking both the iPhone and PS3 through the ensuing court room proceedings has found employment at the social networking giant, Facebook.


Hotz was offered the opportunity to hack the iPad 2 in a hacking challenge, according to rival hacker Joshua Hill, but he declined claiming that he wanted to maintain a low profile and focus on his new job. While unconfirmed, Hill believed Hotz is involved in helping to develop Facebook's upcoming (and as of now, unconfirmed) iPad Facebook app.

Hotz's Facebook employment was confirmed by messages left on his profile, saying that he began employment with Facebook in May, calling it “an amazing place to work.”



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