“Recently released Pentagon documents indicate that in the 1980’s Steve Jobs expressed concern that his daughter might be kidnapped in an effort to blackmail him,” Luis Martinez reports for ABC News. “The documents also provide more information about the Apple co-founder’s drug use as a teenager as well as a previously unreported arrest in 1975 for having failed to pay a speeding ticket.”
“The new details are included in 1988 documents processed by the Defense Investigative Service that were obtained by the online magazine Wired through a Freedom of Information of Act request,” Martinez reports. “At the time Jobs had applied for a Top Security clearance when he headed up the computer firm Pixar… Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs said Pixar required a security clearance because of company contracts with intelligence agencies to render information gathered by reconnaissance flights and satellites.”
Martinez reports, “As part of a standard line of questioning, investigators reviewing his application asked Jobs how he might be blackmailed. He replied that he had a daughter out of wedlock whom he felt might be the target of a kidnapping… In his application, Jobs providing precise details about his previously reported use of LSD, marijuana and hashish during his youth… In another document he responded ‘none’ to the question of intentions for future use… The documents note that investigators asked Jobs about why he had failed to point out in his questionnaire that in 1975 he had been arrested in Eugene, Ore., for not having paid a $50 speeding ticket.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “JES42” for the heads up.]