This is somewhat weird news that I both like and dislike at the same time. Our beloved hacker legend Geohot, also known to me as The Hotz, is now a legitimate working man. That's right, after all of the publicity, the media attention, the Sony lawsuits, the Kevin Butler flubs and countless hard drives seized by the feds, The Hotz is now working... for Facebook.
So while it's cool and all that George received some sort of recognition for his skill-set out of all of this, why is he working for Facebook of all people? Well, it makes sense if you think about it. Hotz has been known for releasing exploits for not only the PS3 but for Apple products as well, specifically, the iPhone. He is known for jailbraking the handset to work outside of AT&T's network.
According to Facebook, they've been eyeing to make an iPad app as of last week. You heard right, Facebook has yet to release an app for the iPad for their own site. Baffling. Regardless, with Geohot's experience with Apple products, he is now under the employ of the incompetently run giant to hopefully make their one good product for the year.
Word got out of this after Chronic-Dev Team member Josh Hill noticed that his challenge to Hotz on hacking the iPad 2 was dismissed because of George's new work. After doing some research we learned that his new work was indeed at Facebook.
Hotz' Facebook status read, "Facebook is really an amazing place to work...first hackathon over."
We wish him luck and hope that he doesn't become tainted by the Zucks.