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Steve Jobs’ FBI File Released

by Sean P. Aune | February 9, 2012February 9, 2012 9:15 am PST

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released its 191-page document it compiled on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.  The information contained within was collected in 1991 when Jobs was up for an appointment to the President’s Export Council under the first President Bush.  The document does not paint the most favorable image of one of the founding fathers of the modern day computing era.

Apparently the document was requested under the Freedom of Information act, and it’s quite the page-turner.  Through out the character reference portion of the document, you can find statements such as the following:

[Redacted] advised that he has been acquainted with Mr. Jobs since [redacted]. He characterized Mr. Jobs as a deceptive individual who is not completely forthright and honest.  He stated that Mr. Jobs will twist the truth and distort reality in order to achieve his goals.


She stated she was somewhat reluctant to discuss the Appointee since she has questions concerning his ethics and his morality.

The document makes a compelling read, and acts almost as a addendum to the official biography, Steve Jobs.  As with any government document, it can be a bit monotonous at times, but it’s still worth a read if you had any interest in the life of Steve Jobs.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...