PS3 hacker recruited by Elon Musk to ‘fix’ Twitter outages

George Hotz known as the PS3 hacker had been hired by Elon Musk to “fix” Twitter over a period of twelve weeks. After barely a month of work, the hacker finally gave his premature resignation.

A few weeks ago, Elon Musk recruited George Hotz, aka GeoHot, to work at Twitter. If you don’t know, GeoHot is a famous hacker known for hacking iPhone and PlayStation 3. Elon Musk, who is stepping down as CEO, therefore hired him for a period of twelve weeks to ” to fix »Twitter. Finally, the hacker will not have lasted that long. He has already given his premature termination after almost a month of work.

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George Hotz’s untimely departure is yet another testament to the predicament Twitter has found itself in since then. its acquisition by Elon Musk. The latter has also sold 3.6 billion Tesla shares, presumably to finance the massacre on Twitter. Elon Musk’s tumultuous arrival has thrown Twitter into a delicate situation from which it is difficult to get out. The platform is currently preparing for a mass exodus of users.

The PS3 hacker launched a poll before announcing his retirement from Twitter

George Hotz joined Twitter in November with the goal of fix some platform issues, especially at the level of the login window and the search functionality. He has always assured that he had no plans to stay with Twitter for the long term, but it was not expected that he would leave so soon.

The PS3 hacker announced his departure on Twitter (ironically or not). ” I left Twitter today. I appreciated the opportunity, but I don’t think I could have a real impact on them. It was also sad to see my GitHub wither away. Back to coding! “, he tweeted earlier this week.

Before announcing his departure, George Hotz liked Elon Musk by writing a poll on his Twitter account : ” Should I quit as a Twitter intern? I will stick to the results of this study. not a joke “. Most users voted for him to stay on Twitter, but he left anyway. Elon Musk, for his part, also asked his followers if he should step down, and more than 57% answered in the affirmative.

Source: Kotaku

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