Today, Vanity Fair unveiled its powerful, historic cover introducing Caitlyn Jenner to the world. The issue was the result of months of planning and negotiations — and, apparently, some intense security practices.

Mashable reports that the magazine kept the high-profile issue from leaking with a bit of media opsec. First, staff forced attendees at the photo shoot to turn over their phones. The story was then processed on a single computer, disconnected from the internet. What’s more, the photos and story didn’t stay unattended on the machine: each night, they were placed on a thumbdrive and deleted from the computer before, eventually, being hand-delivered to the printer, according to Mashable.

The precautions apparently worked, but…

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