Ai tempi in cui FBI spiava Steve Jobs

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Though sections have been redacted and more than two dozen interviews are narrated in dry officialese, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 191-page file on Steve Jobs, released Thursday, reveals numerous lively details about the Apple co-founder’s personal life and professional past, as recounted to FBI agents by his colleagues, neighbors and friends.

The document confirms much of what is already known about Jobs, including his drug use, spartan lifestyle and the intense managerial style that created friction between him and some of his colleagues. Yet it also sheds light on Jobs’ relationship with the government, revealing that he was given top secret clearance between 1988 and 1990 and was being considered by President George H. W. Bush’s administration for a position on the president’s Export Council. Much of the file consists of the 1991 background check the FBI performed in light of this prospective appointment.

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