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Facebook Hires Top Hacker

Hire linked to development of iPad app

(Newser) - The hacker who was among the first to unlock the old AT&T iPhones and was sued by Sony for jailbreaking its PlayStation 3 has been hired by Facebook, reports Tech Unwrapped . George Hotz, aka GeoHot, has apparently been trying to keep a low profile since the Sony lawsuit. Analysts... More »

Sony Blames Anonymous for Hack Attack

Group denies 'incompetent' company's allegations

(Newser) - The activist hacker organization Anonymous is at least partly to blame for the huge Playstation Network security breach that exposed the data of millions of customers, according to Sony. Company officials told US lawmakers that they discovered a file on one of its servers with the hacking collective's name... More »

iPhone Ignites 'Love Craze' in China

Black market phones flooding country from Hong Kong

(Newser) - The iPhone is not sold in China yet, but already black market iPhones—known as "Ai Feng" or "Love Craze"—have flooded in from Hong Kong. Wired News reports computer superstore shelves are full, and supplies so plentiful the black market price is plummeting. "It's like... More »

Teen iPhone Hacker Trades Up

He gets sports car, job and more iPhones

(Newser) - A New Jersey teenager who reconfigured an Apple iPhone to operate on networks other than AT&T's has parlayed his creation into a "sweet" new sports car and a consulting job. George Hotz, 17,  is trading the hacked iPhone to a Kentucky mobile phone repair company for a... More »

Teen Hacker Switches iPhone Carriers

Expert coders, solderers can ditch AT&T with procedure

(Newser) - A 17-year-old New Jersey student has unlocked Apple's previously AT&T-exclusive iPhone, the AP reports, potentially opening the floodgates for users who want to use the vaunted handset with other carriers. Teen hacker George Hotz used a complex combination of software alterations—and hardware soldering—to let his phone onto... More »

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