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Sadness: Legendary phone phreak Bill Acker has passed away.

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Audio: Phil discusses Joybubbles, the famous blind whistling phone phreak, on NPR's award-winning show RadioLab.

Video: Watch Phone Phreak Confidential, Phil's talk at this year's Hackers on Planet Earth conference.

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HOPE 2008: The History of Phone Phreaking

In 2008 I presented a talk at the Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) conference in New York City called "The History of Phone Phreaking." It gives a fun overview of the origins of phreaking and takes you through some of the more interesting episodes in this odd little hobby. Enjoy!