Steve Jobs Fbi File: Drug Use, Bomb Threats And George Bush10 February 2012
Steve Jobs Fbi File: Drug Use, Bomb Threats And George Bush
Steve Jobs, the late founder of technology giant Apple, was described as "deceptive" and "able to twist the truth", in an FBI file, released on Thursday (February 9, 2012). The 191-page folder also reveals how Jobs was highly recommended by colleagues and friends for a Presidential appointment, reports Bloomberg.
The documents - released after a Freedom of Information Act request from several media outlets - contains some surprising information. The majority of it was said to have been gathered for a 1991 background check, to determine Jobs suitability for a Presidential appointment to George H. W Bush's Export Council. An unknown woman who spoke about the Apple-founder highlighted his "narcissism and shallowness", however she nevertheless strongly recommended him for the government post. The report also notes Jobs' drug use in his younger years, with references including his experimentation with marijuana and LSD. Another segment of the file details how in 1985, while Jobs was working at Apple, he was threatened by a man who claimed "devices" had been planted in the homes of "certain individuals". The extortionist said he wanted $1 million dollars and that further details would be left near a candy machine in the San Francisco Hilton hotel, however, nothing ever came of the threat.
Other things of note in the file include how Jobs was never a member of the communist party, or any other organization planning to overthrow the government, and that he had top secret clearance from the Office of Defense during his time working at Pixar.
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