Since Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion at the end of October, the company’s workforce has dwindled to a fraction of its original number through layoffs and resignations. Meanwhile, “Chief Twit” hired George Hotz, who rose to fame in 2007 for hacking iPhones, as a Twitter intern for 12 weeks.
According to a Twitter conversation between Musk and Hotz, the former iPhone hacker was hired to fix a “broken” search function on the platform and remove the non-ignorable login popup that appears if you try to browse. was broken. Hotz received the offer from Twitter’s new boss after thanking Musk for giving Twitter employees an ultimatum to become “very hardcore” or leave.
“This is the attitude of creating great things,” Hotz said. “If you don’t want greatness, let go.” “I’m going to put my money on the line. I’m taking a 12-week internship on Twitter for living expenses in SF. It’s not about accumulating capital in a dead world, it’s about making the world come alive.” That’s it,” he added in another tweet. In response, Musk offered to speak. “Sure, let’s talk,” he wrote.
Of course, let’s talk.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 16, 2022
In a separate post, Hotz said his offer was accepted. He revealed that for 12 weeks he was hired as an intern on Twitter to fix a “broken search” on the microblogging site. “He’s also trying to get rid of the unclosed login popup that appears after scrolling a bit because it’s messing up the internet,” he wrote.
That’s what Elon told me that’s my job.i have 12 weeks
I’m also trying to get rid of the unignorable login popups that appear after scrolling down a bit, but these mess up the internet. https://t.co/vZbSfEqlfW
— George Hotz 🐀 (@realGeorgeHotz) November 22, 2022
Meanwhile, as far as Hotz’s background is concerned, he is a security hacker known for developing iOS jailbreaks and reverse engineering the Play Station 3. tech crunchHotz also founded Comma.ai, a driver assistance systems startup that aims to bring features like Tesla’s Autopilot to other cars. “.
At the time, Tesla said Hotz’s bold claim that his technology could outperform Autopilot’s was “extremely unlikely”. set out to prove the rest wrong.
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