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Steve Jobs Held Top Secret Security Clearance

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posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 03:49 PM
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Late Apple co-founder and CEO at one point held a Top Secret government clearance, was targeted for extortion in 1980s. Bob Orr reports then Charlie Rose speaks with the author of Inside Apple, Adam Lashinsky.




That some weird stuff...

I wonder why he would need a top secret security clearance.


It is interesting to see Jobs in a different light than his 'Genius' that everyone portrays his as, although distorting reality is what might have lead him down the innovative path that brought us the products we have today.

I thought this was interesting and decided to share with you all, as the top secret clearance is quite interesting.

Any thoughts?

Pred...




posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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He probably consulted with the military on computers. I don't see anything unusual with him having a secret clearance. Don't think many will be surprised.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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Well, only guessing...

The pocket computer is potentially a great tool for the soldier to communicate and receive information in the form of diagrams and maps.

If Jobs was helping develop such technology it would have been cutting edge, and thus secret.

Gov seems to recruit people they know can help without being very public about it.

Now we need an infantry guy to tell us what toys they have now, cause I don't know...



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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really? leaves no question in my mind. i bet the CEO's had top secret clearance in WW2 when they built tanks and other stuff for the government.

so this is no shock to me. considering our reliance on tech these days.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Its really not that hard to obtain. My girlfriends father holds some sort of secret level clearance with the government, and he's just inspects nuclear plants.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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Hell I still hold my top secret clearance as I was a Military Police officer. You have to have secret clearance to become one and once I was trained and assigned to protect dignataries I had to get cleared at the top secret level. Since I have stayed in law enforcement since I left my security clearance is supposedly still in effect. Not that it does me any good lol.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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He needed it for his
Bob Lazzar
reverse engineering tek.

The top secret clearance kept
things underwrap a hush hush
operation.

Most likely where all those weird
unidentified crafts people have
seen over the years. The code name
something like iUFO.

I mean why else would he need
all this top secret clearance. Only makes
sense.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 04:17 PM
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Apple created the majority of the reverse engineered alien technology. hence, Jobs needed clearance..

that and Jobs wanted to help the mil spy on all..

too much speculation?



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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Originally posted by LongbottomLeaf
reply to post by predator0187
 


Its really not that hard to obtain. My girlfriends father holds some sort of secret level clearance with the government, and he's just inspects nuclear plants.


as if inspecting nuclear plants isn't a job for the classified.. I mean, its only nuclear energy, why would you need a clearance to look inside of one and see how they work?> silly.. your right, anyone can get a top secret clearance,.


/sarcasm

I hope you realize how bizarre your statement sounded aloud.
edit on 13-2-2012 by Myendica because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 04:20 PM
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just google it



www.theregister.co.uk...

www.dailymail.co.uk...

www.thefirearmblog.com...

gearcrave.com...


this maybe what he was in for, or maybe some tech that apple has a patient for, screens, connections the list goes on. The iphone is used by some medical teams and can be used as an ultra sound with an attachment


Wee Mad



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 04:28 PM
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My guess is he and Bill got one when they acquired the windowed computer idea from xerox at darpa.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 04:43 PM
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a major player in information technology would absolutely have a TS clearance from the govt. Communications are a very important part of the operation of the govt and military. There was even a plan for every GI to have a smart phone, it would be operated like RIM but tailored to military network's BFT system. The means for securing a handheld device that is notorious for being lost, manipulated, and other nefariousness ends would require a very high clearance for the parties at the top of the chain.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 04:52 PM
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Yah, and in couple of months were going to read a thread about how Steve Jobs was really assassinated and really didn't die from natural causes.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 05:24 PM
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Having a clearance is only half of the puzzle.

To see something secret you also have to have the "need to know"

Getting the clearance is usually just an issue of cost and time.

In the Navy now, even in the reserve, everyone has to be cleared to at least secret. TS is more for communications and intel. Then above that was the SBI or special background investigation. And also you can add a polygraph. Probably have been some changes since I was around that stuff. Last time I updated my clearance was in 2006. And it was just for the reserve then.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 05:53 PM
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Originally posted by PurpleVortex
Yah, and in couple of months were going to read a thread about how Steve Jobs was really assassinated and really didn't die from natural causes.


Little late on that one..

Steve Jobs, murdered?,
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 07:03 PM
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I'm just saying it's not that hard to obtain. You just need a spotless record and a reason to be in an area.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 07:08 PM
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Originally posted by predator0187

I wonder why he would need a top secret security clearance.




consultation on artificial intelligence ... ??

Also weaponizing computers, maybe? Or at least consultation on military applications, and government agency computer programming stuff.

Also the development of the other internet, the one the military and other agencies utilize.



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 05:22 AM
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What your referring to is TS-SCI, it is used for service members and is a compartmental clearance. It's the military's high level blanket clearance that pre-clears service members to perform a giant array of tasks such as COIN ops and supervisory BFT operations. In cases where there is not already a prescreening to SCI a commander can issue a temporary SCI on memo. There are much higher clearances available in the military but most enlisted and officers would not have these clearances as they are for BLDG 1 and higher folks.



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 06:27 PM
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Yup, thanks. I think all the old acronyms have changed from what I remember.

I worked at NAVCOMSTA Stockton, and only needed a TS. I was the Verdin tech.

But a couple people had the SBI, to get into the key-change room. Never got to look in there. It was the only place I could not go there.

K



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