GeoHot has fled to South America

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  1. Cool Hwhip, Mar 23, 2011
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    Cool Hwhip macrumors member

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    http://www.pcworld.com/article/223115/hacker_on_the_run_geohot_flees_to_south_america.html

    A statement from geohotz lawyers have confirmed he's fled the country.

    LOL at the people who donated money. Hope they enjoyed paying for his vacation.

    For those of you who don't know who he is, he was the first to unlock the iPhone and created the blackra1n/limera1n jailbreaks and the blacksn0w unlocks. He is being sued by Sony for jailbreaking the PS3.
     
  2. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    Seems like the waste of a happy life for custom text tones.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    WTF?
    Flea to south america for the major crimes he committed?:D
    That doesn't make sense IMO. It was a civil suit right?
     
  4. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    1. Hack console
    2. Ask for donations to help case
    3. Flee country
    4. Profit!
     
  5. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

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    GeoHot wasn't getting a fair trial. It is obvious to any one with a half a brain that Sony has bought off the judges and has been using them to intimidate GeoHot. It is imperative that GeoHot get out of the country for now.
     
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  7. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    To anyone with half a brain trying to prove you are innocent by fleeing the country is not the best way to go about making yourself and your case look credible. If anything it has just made this case a hell of a lot harder for him and easier for Sony.

    Hopefully Apple can find a way to go after him next, he deserves what he is getting.
     
  8. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    I wonder how much money he got outta dodge with?
     
  9. Mac_Max macrumors 6502

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    Who wants to bet he forgets to check if his destination country has an extradition agreement with the US....
     
  10. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    WTF? If anything at least Sony's suit has SOME merit. What has he done against Apple? Jailbreaking a phone is perfectly legal.
     
  11. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    Your tinfoil hat is blocking your signal from the mother ship.
     
  12. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    It's already confirmed it's not true. Check the usual sites.
     
  13. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    how?
     
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  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Update posted on iclarified.

    "Factually, it's true I'm in South America, on a vacation I've had planned and paid for since November. I mean, it is Spring break; hacking isn't my life. Rest assured that not a dime of legal defense money would ever go toward something like this. And of course Townsend loves the idea of painting me as an international fugitive. I have been in contact with my lawyers almost every day; I would not let the case suffer. That said, I also won't let this ridiculous lawsuit run my life either. Then the fearmongerers win.

    I will be back, I hear it's hard to come by the Xperia Play down here."
     
  16. jake4ever macrumors regular

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    Thank you for the clarification.
     
  17. anonymous guy macrumors 6502

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    "I'm not happy with other people who are customizing Steve Jobs' perfect user experience!"
     
  18. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    hey hey, leave the iOS software out of this. It truly needs jailbreaking to make the devices usable. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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    I would have disagreed with you 4 months ago.
     
  20. iApples macrumors 65816

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    "Update: The BBC reports that while Hotz is acknowledging he is in fact in South America, the trip was planned "for months" and that he remains in contact with his lawyers. On his blog, Hotz wrote:

    Factually, it's true I'm in South America, on a vacation I've had planned and paid for since November. I mean, it is Spring break; hacking isn't my life."



    .. Some people take everything so seriously.
     
  21. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Your news is an old news. Applejuiced has posted this earlier this week within this thread.
     
  22. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Still good news though:D
     
  23. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Or bad news, depending on your POV. :D
     
  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True that:)
     

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