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Former Apple Intern and iPhone Hacker Comex to Work for Google

comex.pngFormer 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.
He added on Twitter that he won't be working on Android, an operating system that he has never "like[d] enough to ever want to hack it."
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."

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21 months ago
Wow, Harry Potter really let himself go.
Rating: 54 Votes
21 months ago
Seems arrogant to me! Forgot to reply? Never liked Android?
Rating: 14 Votes
21 months ago
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?
Rating: 13 Votes
21 months ago

Dude is SET.


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.
Rating: 13 Votes
21 months ago

he was emailed an offer to continue as a 'remote intern' but didn't see the email until it was too late


MobileMe was down again :o
Rating: 10 Votes
21 months ago

Wow, Harry Potter really let himself go.


Comments like this make me glad I am part of this community!

In all seriousness good luck to him.
Rating: 8 Votes
21 months ago
If I was Google I'd hire him exactly to improve Android.
Put your skills where your mouth is, son.
Rating: 7 Votes
21 months ago
Still a intern? How long does it take to graduate from Hogwarts?
Rating: 7 Votes
21 months ago

Seems arrogant to me! Forgot to reply? Never liked Android?


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. :)
Rating: 5 Votes
21 months ago

What does not liking Android have to do with arrogance? There's a lot to not like about android, including the fact that doing something as simple as highlighting text and hitting the delete key while trying to correct a typo here randomly deletes other, non-highlighted text.


Well, considering he's now a Google employee, it's not in his interests to publicly disparage the product!
Rating: 4 Votes

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