GeoHot Now Working for Facebook

By , Jun 25, 2011

Since he came up with the LimeRa1n exploit that is still being used in the latest iOS jailbreaks, we haven’t heard much from famed hacker GeoHot. As a matter of fact, we haven’t heard anything at all. Until today.

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…

The news got first dropped by @FlawLessFox, the founder of MyGreatFest in a video interview with iPhone hacker P0sixNinja.

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.

Wanna friend GeoHot on Facebook? Forget about it because there is actually no “Add Friend” button.

So what is GeoHot doing at Facebook? Working on the iPad version of the Facebook app? Working on the mysterious Facebook phone? Your guess is as good as mine at this point.

Let’s wish him good luck and see what he will come up with in the future.

Thoughts?

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  • http://thomasross.info 7h0masr0ss

    Re you serous!

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Theshak1911 Poyser

      U saw is Facebook profile with no Add Friend button
      Maybe because u and him are already friends!.

      • http://mymacebook.com 7h0masr0ss

        I don’t have a Facebook profile. I do have a macebook profile

        mymacebook((dot))com/members/admin

  • Dick Fontaine

    I hope they pay him enough to buy a comb, or a fucking hat

    • QuarterSwede

      LOL!

    • MrChris

      When your geohot you dont need a comb or hat. lol.

    • Mripod64

      Haha my hair use to look just like his :P

      • Dick Fontaine

        So did mine, then I looked in the mirror

  • http://www.khaledscorner.com Khaled

    that’s good for him, he deserve to work in a good company and get paid good money.

    • Braulio

      You said it

    • YFB

      Good company he? I think he deserves a good paying job for his skill set, but I’d much rather see him work for Microsoft before Facebook.

  • Dodgerdeezy

    Well it’s now official. No ipad2 Jb! He is probably the only guy that could actually do it

    • Cristian

      How arrogant

  • Fojam

    Jesus christ hopefully he can atleast patch all those annoying facebook viruses

    • Ernesto Castellanos

      Yes!!! I hate those! They’re annoying.

  • c0edx

    When I hit the lottery I will hire him too Jailbreak my iPad 2.

  • Ken

    Mr. steve used to work at HP and now he become CEO of apple.
    Maybe Mr. GeoHost follow his step.
    Nobody can tell he will be CEO of future mobile device company in one day.

  • Mac

    we supported Geohot to get there so I need my money $$$$$$$¢$$$$$$¢¢
    back from his first check!!!!!

    • Joe

      Geohot is the only jailbreaker/developer I ever donated to. And since all digital transactions are recorded I think he should support all those who supported him

  • Joe

    Also I don’t think there is any correlation between him working there and the iPad app.

  • Yellow

    I think he’s working on Project Spartan, not some Facebook phone.

  • Me

    You can actually send a friend request on the iphone app but i dont know if it works

  • babeh

    goodluck for geohot.
    Just remember he drop out for hackin and jailbreakin ios device (and ps3 too) for us.
    Life must go on.

  • http://iphonedownloadblog.com will zacarias

    gooooooooooooooooo

    USA… they lost but it was a gg

  • http://iphonedownloadblog.com will zacarias

    go

    USA… they lost but it was a gg

    • Ernesto Castellanos

      Haha. That last goal from the Mexican team was awesome!
      Goooo Mexicoooo!!! :)

  • http://www.iosappfinder.com iosappfinder

    Good on you geohotz. We want you back for a week to jailbreak the iPad 2 and then go do whatever you want.

  • Manuel

    Awesome, now he can provide better ways for Facebook to sell my info off to companies, find me via FBI or CIA, and give me almost to relevant ads in my suggestions on the right side. Geohot should go work for Android or Apple at least in my opinion.

  • msxy

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  • http://www.youtube.com/DailyTechTV Dave

    The full length version of this interview is here;
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD9Atd0kO8w

  • http://www.iphonetips4free.blogspot.com Saurabng

    It’s proved that Geohotz is working under facebook for a contract, but for developing what no-one knows else than Geohot or Facebook itself. And about Jailbreaking Ipad-2 it’s almost jailbroken, our next hero Comex has made it & it has almost chances of being userland based jailbreak. Geohotz was in past also working for google but later he left it to involve himself in hacking. Geohotz is always beyond our thought and imaginations. He has no fix eta when he will bring what in which field, whatever he may bring he will shock each & everyone. So, till then let’s be prepared to get his HIGH VOLTAGE.

  • Pete

    Poor sod. A bright lad like him should be doing something more meaningful than work for the greatest time-wasting enterprise there is.

    • chris

      Exactly!!!

  • http://www.technokyle.com kyle

    Nice move facebook… :)

  • Wirehedd

    I wonder if there was an “indentured servitude” clause in Geo’s settlement with Sony where he had to go put his skills to work for one of the Big Evils in repentance for his blasphemous treatment of Sony’s IP rights. In that he would have to go work for someone who has no respect for anyone’s PERSONAL information privacy. :)

    Sounds like corporate payback to me.

  • Ernesto Castellanos

    They probably hired him to jailbreak every Facebook employee’s iPad 2.

    • http://www.liputan6.com spiderio

      hahahahahhaha you are very smart

  • SomeoneSomewhere

    Making Facebook Suck Less And Maybe Bringing Me Back To It (Something That Won’t Happen)

  • http://mymacebook.com 7h0masr0ss

    No offense to GeoHot but i don’t see [apart from iOS application's] how he can be a very good help there. OK this is the no offense part : Facebook is mostly a website. If you’ve seen GeoHot’s site you know what i mean. I don’t think GeoHot is very good at webdesign…

    • Juan

      So you think “design” is all it takes to make a site? Have you ever heard of programming aspect of the web? You know, languages like PHP, ASP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, etc… Obviously not.

  • Icyhotonmynuts

    Oh look another video on iphonesownloadblog.com I can’t view on my iPhone. Seriously, am I the only one who finds this ironic/annoying? Why don’t you guys imbed a Vimeo video link like CollegeHumor does? At least I can view their videos on any device, even dumbphones for fucks sake.

  • Rick

    If you go to your privacy settings you can make it so that there’s no add as friend on your facebook page -__-