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George Hotz, after months of really just being MIA, has been found to be working for Facebook!

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Geohot reportedly started working for Facebook last month but the announcement was made on 17th June only to be discovered today.

The news comes from iDB:

We were just tipped off by the folks at Tech Unwrapped that George Hotz is now working for Facebook. Needless to say that I was a bit skeptical about the news and when I inquired for more details, I was pointed to GeoHot’s very own Facebook profile where he confirms that he is indeed working for Facebook…

According to Gabe Rivera, GeoHot started working for Facebook in May, but he only announced it on June 17. If you have a look at his Facebook profile, it’s pretty clear that he is not joking.

It is unclear what his role is at Facebook. Chances are he must working on something related to Facebook’s apps for iPhone (or perhaps the upcoming Facebook for iPad app?). He just may announce his role on his open Facebook profile sometime in the near future, so we’ll be keeping an eye on that.

iPhone hacker p0sixninja also confirmed this news yesterday in a live Q&A session:

Geohot is a famous hacker known for having originally unlocked the iPhone for use on wireless carriers other than AT&T and also for having hacked Sony’s PlayStation 3 console.

We’re not sure at this moment, and can’t confirm in any case yet whether this move by GeoHot might be the end of his jailbreaking or unlocking career. In any case, we will try to hunt down more details regarding this in the days to come so stay tuned!

Geohot pwned the PS3 for life back in January and was later sued by Sony. The case was then settled out of court in April.

Last year in October, Geohot returned to the iOS jailbreaking scene with his Limera1n bootrom exploit for iOS 4.1 that is in use even in the jailbreaks released for iOS 5.

(via The Readers Eye)

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