iOS hacker Grant Paul (@Chpwn) has joined the Social mogul Facebook as an intern. The confirmation came through his official tweet saying he has finished his first day as an intern at Facebook.
Those who are living under the rock, @chpwn has developed number of killer tweaks that are available in Cydia repository. The most popular among them are - ProSwitcher (with Ryan Petrich), Infinidock, Infiniboard, Infinifolders, Gridlock, Voice activator and more. He was actively involved in the development of jailbreaking tools such as - Spirit, JailbreakMe Star and greenpois0n.
Not to forget, he was the third independent hacker (apart from @Musclenerd and @i0n1c), who successfully jailbroken his iPad 3 (The New iPad) on day one. Apparently, he did not disclosed or shared the vulnerabilities publicly.
Just finished my first day as an intern at Facebook. Very excited.
— Grant Paul (chpwn) (@chpwn) June 5, 2012
Similarly, George Hotz (aka Geohot) who pioneered jailbreaking the iPhone, joined facebook but left it soon to pursue his journey into hacking.
What do you think? Why facebook is tapping eminent iOS framework developers? For next years’ Facbook phone? What is your opinion?