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I trusted it with my most sensitive information. But it didn’t bother securing the data.
“Why are you and your spouse divorcing?”
The question didn’t surprise me. I’d been through several background investigations for my security clearance, so I expected it. My interviewer held his pen over the paper, which already contained heaps of detailed information about me: the names and phone numbers of close friends, the length of time I’d known them. A list of colleagues and connections, the things I liked to do outside of work. What I saw as my strengths and weaknesses and what my friends saw in me as well.