FBI Illegally Tapped Phone Phreaks In 1969

In his talks about the history of Apple, Steve Wozniak has often recounted how the 1971 Esquire article Secrets of the Little Blue Box set him on the road to phone phreaking. Now someone has obtained the FBI file of one of the phreaks, Joe Engressia (who later changed his name to Joybubbles), via Freedom of Information requests. The file reveals that Engressia was illegally wiretapped by the FBI and the phone company back in 1969. J Edgar Hoover considered the blind college student a national security risk and wrote a memo about him to John Ehrlichman — via Slashdot

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