this will be your mission on Twitter

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He became known for developing jailbreaks for the iPhone and for being the first to hack the PlayStation 3. He was part of big companies like Facebook or Google and even turned down a job offer from Tesla in 2015. Now, however, George Hotz has been signed by Elon Musk to work on Twitter. The hacker has a specific goal and limited time to achieve it.

Since Musk took over Twitter at the end of October, the businessman has fired more than half of the social network’s staff while promoting a philosophy that defended “extremely hard work” as the only option to be part of the company. Hotz seems to agree with that philosophy, and even assures that “is the attitude necessary to build great things”.

A hacker in the ranks of Twitter

Hotz’s support for Musk’s ideas was enough for the businessman to pay attention to the hacker again and they reached a singular agreement: work for twelve weeks as an intern (without receiving a salary in return). His mission? Fix the Twitter search engine and remove details that may be annoying for some users such as the box that prevents browsing the social network unless logged in.

In this way, Hotz will now have to divide his time between being a Twitter intern and being in charge of comma.ai. It is a startup that he founded in 2015 after turning down Tesla’s job offer. The company offers driver assistance development kits compatible with more than 200 cars for $1,999. Hotz’s most ambitious goal is for this kit to become a consumer product.

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In relation to Musk’s objectives, as we have said, a very different Twitter is taking place than the one we currently know. The businessman envisions a social network with encrypted messages, video calls and voice chats. Also on the map is the new Twitter Blue, which is currently stopped and will return when “we are confident that there are no significant impersonations.”

Images: TechCrunch (Flickr) | Marten Bjork

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He became known for developing jailbreaks for the iPhone and for being the first to hack the PlayStation 3. He…

He became known for developing jailbreaks for the iPhone and for being the first to hack the PlayStation 3. He…

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