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!