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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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Phone Phreak Confidential: The Backstory on the History of Phone Phreaking

In July 2012 I gave a talk at the Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) conference in New York City called "Phone Phreak Confidential." It gives a brief summary of phone phreaking in the 1960s and 1970 and then talks about some of the "backstory" that went into the writing of the book.