FBI Releases Files on Steve Jobs

The FBI released its files on Steve Jobs today. You can read them here.

The 191-page document, released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), consists of the FBI’s 1991 background investigation of Steve Jobs for an appointed position on the U.S. President’s Export Council. The release also includes documents related to a 1985 investigation of a bomb threat against Apple.

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    it doesn't take much, (none / 0) (#1)
    by cpinva on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 05:18:02 AM EST
    to end up with an FBI dossier. take one bored agent, add an ambitious agent-in-charge, mix with a tablespoon of paranoia and a pinch of celebrity, spread evenly in a greased 13"x9" pan and bake at 350 for an hour, or until golden brown on top. et voila! your very own file! should serve about 6.

    As Mick & Keith put it.... (none / 0) (#2)
    by kdog on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 09:25:12 AM EST
    "Some little jerk in the FBI,
    stacking papers on me six feet high.
    It brings me down."

    Fingerprint File

    "These days it's all secrecy, no privacy."


    Back in college one of my poli sci profs (none / 0) (#5)
    by Farmboy on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 10:44:54 AM EST
    told us a story about how he requested his FBI file when the FOIA passed.

    What he got back was a document showing that his file was created when the FBI received his request letter, along with a copy of his letter.


    That must have hurt his ego. (none / 0) (#7)
    by jimakaPPJ on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 02:47:39 PM EST

    I don't know (none / 0) (#3)
    by jimakaPPJ on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 10:02:03 AM EST
    Jobs had some unusual dietary habits, hung out with people we would have then called "Hippies" but when his money became "his" money he was 100% a capitalist.

    OTOH, when you get involved with something attacked to the President then you shouldn't be surprised that the FBI investigates you.

    And a ruthless one at that... (none / 0) (#4)
    by kdog on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 10:12:36 AM EST
    Wouldn't it be a sweeter world if the FBI was concerned with the chinese labor condition situation, and not how many times Jobs dropped acid.

    Yes, indeed. (none / 0) (#6)
    by jimakaPPJ on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 02:46:45 PM EST