Elon Musk Hires Prolific Hacker George Hotz To Fix Twitter Search

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Published: November 25,2022 11:28 AM
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The "Chief Twit" has hired Geroge Hotz, the man who rose to instant fame for hacking iPhones in 2007, as a Twitter intern for 12 weeks to Fix Twitter Search

November 25, 2022: Ever since Elon Musk completed $44 billion deal to take over Twitter at the end of October, the company's headcount has decreased through layoffs and resignations to a tiny fraction of its original number. Now amid this, the "Chief Twit" has hired Geroge Hotz, the man who rose to instant fame for hacking iPhones in 2007, as a Twitter intern for 12 weeks.



According to a Twitter conversation between Mr Musk and Mr Hotz, the former iPhone hacker has been hired to fix the "broken" search feature on the platform and remove the non-dismissible login pop-up that appears if one is trying to browse. Mr Hotz received the offer from Twitter's new boss after he appreciated Mr Musk's ultimatum to Twitter employees to go "extremely hardcore" or leave.



Meanwhile, as far as Mr Hotz's background is concerned, he is a security hacker known for developing iOS jailbreaks and reverse engineering Play Station 3. According to Tech Crunch, Mr Hotz has also founded Comma.ai - a driver assistance system startup that aims to bring Tesla Autopilot-like functionality to other cars - after getting into a fight with Mr Musk after he allegedly tried to hire him at Tesla but "kept changing terms".



Back then, Tesla stated that Mr Hotz's bold claims that his tech could beat that of Autopilot were "extremely unlikely". However, the former iPhone hacker promptly set out to prove Mr Musk and the rest of Tesla wrong.