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01-25-2012, 04:24 PM #1
Geohot Done With Facebook, Spotted at Backplane Hackathon
Last June Facebook hired notable iPhone and playstation hacker Geohot (George Hotz) and buried the young talent deep within their offices far, far away from the Jailbreak community. Well, Geohot is done with Facebook, and back to hacking, well the legal kind.
Business Insider caught up with Geohot at a Backplane hackathon where the talented hacker introduced himself as the guy who got sued by Sony. Geohot’s settled the notable legal battle with Sony over hacking out of court last April. Details of Geohots departure from Facebook still aren’t known, but the knowledge of Facebook’s innerworkings, and possible future updates could prove valuable. Also, Geohot's relationship with the Lady Gaga funded startup Backplane is still unclear.
Now that Geohot isn’t tied down by the Facebook 9-to-5 it’ll be interesting to see if the once notable Jailbreak hacking member will return to his old stomping grounds. While the Jailbreak community by no means lacks talented developers and hackers, adding Geohot back into the mix can only help.
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*video courtesy of Business Insider*
Source: Business Insider
Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 01-25-2012 at 04:30 PM.
01-25-2012, 04:26 PM #2
Very glad to see that he's back in the hacking world.
01-25-2012, 04:28 PM #3
+1 he'll be a lot of help if he comes back to the iPhone hacking or lets hope he comes with a PS3 jailbreak, I've been waiting for it
01-25-2012, 04:29 PM #4
I'd love to see him come back with that rubyra1n of his, but I just think he's done, at least for now
01-25-2012, 04:35 PM #5
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01-25-2012, 04:55 PM #7
He should join the Dream Team when the next version of iOS breaks the current JB. And I'm sure the iPad 3 and iPhone 5 will be difficult to JB if the last JB is any evidence of how hard it's getting. Although by then he may be working somewhere else..
01-25-2012, 04:55 PM #8
i seen this the other day. i do hope to see him return to where he started
01-25-2012, 05:11 PM #9
I agree. I hope to see him back in the jb world. Another brilliant mind working on future exploits and a Siri port will only benefit the cause. Glad to see you back Geohot!
01-25-2012, 05:17 PM #10
My friend was on his team at the hackathon!
01-25-2012, 05:18 PM #11
Facebook must have good food in their cafeteria, looks like he has put on some weight too................lol
Sure hope he returns to the jailbreak comminity.
01-25-2012, 05:19 PM #12
Lady Gaga huh?
01-25-2012, 05:25 PM #13
01-25-2012, 05:26 PM #14
Yay I know this was my tip can't wait geohotz is great .
01-25-2012, 05:34 PM #15
01-25-2012, 06:00 PM #16
Very glad to see Geohot back in business. Let's hope he comes back to iOS.
01-25-2012, 06:09 PM #17
he probably designed facebook timeline and got fired after backlash from users
01-25-2012, 06:14 PM #18
01-25-2012, 07:33 PM #19
good to have you back George.
01-25-2012, 07:59 PM #20
That was a crappy video. The girl didn't seem to know what she was doing (though her face made up for it). Good to see Geo back in the limelight, hope he sticks around.