Just a month after George "GeoHot" Hotz was sued by Sony for hacking the PlayStation 3, he's got a new gig: He's working at Facebook. Think of what kind of example this sets for the kids.
Hotz settled in April with Sony for cracking the PlayStation 3 so that third-party software could be installed on it. But Sony's ill-conceived lawsuit angered the hacker hive mind, sparking the disastrous Sony hackathon that leaked millions of PSN users' payment information and ended up costing the company $24 billion. Facebook better not lay off Hotz anytime soon!
It makes sense that a company founded by an amoral hacker prodigy would find a place for Hotz. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg no doubt sees a bit of his old mischievousness in the kid. He'll take him under the arm and teach him how to turn that skill set into an asset for the tech juggernaut.