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Security clearances

Everybody has a security clearance. Security clearance is based on colours of the spectrum. Citizens start out with Infrared clearance, which is low as you can get. These citizens wear black uniforms and are typically only allowed in Infrared areas unless specifically authorised by a citizen of a higher clearance.

As time goes on, citizens who don't get terminated can be promoted to a higher clearance. The nine security clearances are Infrared, <color #ff0000>Red</color>, <color #ffa500>Orange</color>, <color #ffff00>Yellow</color>, <color #008000>Green</color>, <color #4682b4>Blue</color>, <color #4B0082>Indigo</color>, <color #9400d3>Violet</color> and Ultraviolet. It is rumoured that there are security clearances above Ultraviolet. Rumours are, as you should know by now, treasonous.

Not surprisingly, those citizens at the top are reluctant to let others rise to their level. Citizens at the top always have a close eye on those below them. Citizens at the same level tend to compete to try to get promoted. Citizens at the bottom tend to try to eliminate those above them (and also the competition) in order to get promoted.

Availability of information is based on security clearance. However, it is not unusual for vital information to be above your security clearance level. For example, in the section on Mutations, you are told that you should report any mutations you find. However, information on mutations is above your current security clearance level. This presents a dilemma - if you report a mutation, how do you explain knowing that it's a mutation?

The Computer takes security very seriously. Citizens found possessing information or belongings, or using digital tools above their clearance will be reprimanded. Citizens in areas, corridors and cubicles above their clearance will also be reprimanded. (Corridors are colour coded). On extreme occasions, infrared citizens have been reprimanded for bleeding a colour above their security clearance.