That revelation, along with some new details on Jobs’ drug use and a previously unreported arrest as a minor, comes from a questionnaire that Jobs filled out for the clearance investigation, which was acquired by Wired through a Freedom of Information Act request.
While being interviewed by investigators for the clearance in 1988, Jobs was asked in what ways he might be susceptible to blackmail. He replied that he had an illegitimate daughter and felt that “the type of blackmail or threat that could be made against me would be if someone kidnapped [her].” But he added that if he were blackmailed, it would “primarily be for the purpose of money, not because I may have access to classified Top Secret material or documents.”
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