John Draper

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John Draper

John Draper (born March 11, 1943) is an American computer programmer. In his 20's Draper worked for the US Air Force.[1] There, he learned how to break into telephone networks.[2] Apple Computer hired him because of these skills.[3] Later, other companies such as IBM and Microsoft also tried to hire him to use his word processor EasyWriter. In the rest of his career, Draper continued to develop software for other companies.[4] Draper sometimes took part in exercises with fellow hackers. In 2017, some men said that this sometimes included unwanted touching showing sexual attraction to adolescent boys.[5][6]

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  1. Chris Rhoads (2007-01-13). "The Twilight Years of Cap'n Crunch". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  2. "A Call from Joybubbles - BBC Radio 4". BBC. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  3. Wozniak, Steve (2004-10-01) (in en). Steve Wozniak at Gnomdex 4.0, Part 2 (Speech). Gnomedex 4.0. South Lake Tahoe, Nevada: Chris Pirillo. 
  4. Draper, John. Interview with Tom Barbalet. Digibarn Radio: John Draper at Autodesk. May 2006.
  5. Seth Rosenblatt. "New sexual-assault allegations against 'phone phreaker' John Draper". The Parallax. Retrieved 2017-11-22.
  6. David Gilmour. "Hacking pioneer John Draper responds to sexual assault allegations". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 2017-11-21.