Former Apple Intern and iPhone Hacker Comex to Work for Google

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    Former Apple employee and JailbreakMe.com hacker Nicholas Allegra, better known as Comex, will be interning at Google, reports Forbes.

    Comex, who tweeted the news on Tuesday night, was hired by Apple as an intern in 2011. News broke that he was no longer with Apple late last year, after he forgot to respond to an email that offered him continued employment at the company.

    Though Comex did not mention what he will work on at Google, he did mention his disdain for Android.
    Before interning for Apple, Comex famously ran JailbreakMe.com, a site that offered a simple way for iOS users to jailbreak their devices. His clever exploits highlighted his talents and in an interview with Forbes, he likened jailbreaking to "editing an English paper... You just go through and look for errors. I don't know why I seem to be so effective at it."

    Article Link: Former Apple Intern and iPhone Hacker Comex to Work for Google
     
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    Dude is SET.
     
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    Seems arrogant to me! Forgot to reply? Never liked Android?
     
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    Glad he's gone from Apple. Hopefully he didn't have any "classified" access while at Apple.
     
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    He's been interning around for a while. Maybe he's set, maybe he's not.
     
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    If I was Google I'd hire him exactly to improve Android.
    Put your skills where your mouth is, son.
     
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    Wow, Harry Potter really let himself go.
     
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    Didn't take any Apple state secrets with him I hope! :eek:
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    Really? I follow him on twitter and get the exact opposite vibe. Just a guy who loves software.
     
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    So a guy who became famous for hacking iPhones has now been hired by Google? :rolleyes:
     
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    Comments like this make me glad I am part of this community!

    In all seriousness good luck to him.
     
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    If this guy is so awesome, why is google only offering him an intern position?
     
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    Copy/paste. ;)
     
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    I often wonder... when news outlets pick up a story about a person like this interning for a major corporation... how do the other 50,000 employees feel about it?

    He's "famous" for jailbreaking and was even featured by Forbes.

    I'm sure there are much more talented people who have been actually working for Google for years... where's their story?
     
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    Not if he keeps forgetting to reply to e-mails or continues to make disparaging comments about his employers products.

    He'll just be some dorky hacker moving from one job to another.
     
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    Once this guy wants to hack Android, only then will Google be done copying iOS!!
     
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    I saw him quite often, I wanted to say hi and thank him for the hacks but he often looked hung over in his sandals/shorts
     
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    Because, from the looks if it, the guy needs to shave and comb his hair for one!:eek:
     
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    He has a likely future in the industry, that much can be said.
     
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    Why doesn't Google get it over with…

    …and just hire everybody else on the planet.
     
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    He's not a designer. He's a hacker. Android isn't great, but it's light years ahead of that crappy OS Apple keeps using. Personally wouldnt want either in their current states.
     
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    Or...He's an "absent minded professor" type. Too busy thinking about code to answer emails that offer him money or a job. In the jungle he be the first one eaten by a lion. :)
     
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    First things first, get rid of the Apple Genius shirt.
     
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    your post really doesn't make sense.. please explain the relationship between the two
     
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    Still a intern? How long does it take to graduate from Hogwarts?
     

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