Apple's experiment with employing a hacker famous for jailbreaking the iPhone has ended.
Nicholas Allegra, also known as Comex, was hired at Apple after gaining fame with the JailBreakMe, a Web site that simplified the process of removing Apple-installed protections from the phone -- a practice Apple opposes. When Apple hired him as an intern in August 2011, Allegra was a high-profile member of the jailbreaking community, regularly publicizing security vulnerabilities in Apple's iOS software.
However, Apple ended the 20-year-old Brown University student's employment last week, Allegra revealed today.
"So... no point in delaying. As of … Read more