In Pellicano case, lessons in wiretapping skills

Monday, 5 May 2008, 5:03 PM EST

The wiretapping trial of Anthony Pellicano, the accused sleuth to the stars and irrepressible eavesdropper, has offered much fodder for celebrity watchers over its two-month run.

But the trial, which went to the jury last week, offered arguably more for people who enjoy talk of encryption software, code-wiping booby traps or the low-tech secrets of phone company networks. It has brought into focus some startling technological revelations, provoked intriguing questions and even taught some lessons to technophiles — criminally inclined or not.

At the NY Times.

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