• Ex-Apple Employee Accused of Stealing Self-Driving Car Tech

    5 days ago - By Wired

    Xiaolang Zhang allegedly left Apple in April to go to work for China's Xpeng Motors, taking more than 40GB of Apple intellectual property with him.
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  • Apple brings criminal charges against ex-member of autonomous-vehicle team - Roadshow

    5 days ago - By CNET

    The ex-employee's theft included a variety of hardware and software data.
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  • Former Apple employee charged with stealing trade secrets

    Former Apple employee charged with stealing trade secrets

    5 days ago - By Telegraph


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  • Ex-Apple employee charged with stealing self-driving car secrets

    5 days ago - By TechCrunch

    A former Apple employee that downloaded a plan for a self-driving car circuit board and booked a flight to China was arrested at the San Jose airport on July 7th. The man, Xiaolang Zhang, had made known that he was going to go work for a Chinese self-driving car startup and was bouncing with the secrets, perhaps as a bounty or shortcut.
    The charges were reported earlier today by Reuters. An Apple spokesperson provided a statement to TechCrunch.
    “Apple takes confidentiality and the protection of our intellectual property very seriously. We're working with authorities on this matter and will...
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  • FBI charges former Apple employee with stealing trade secrets from self-driving car project

    FBI charges former Apple employee with stealing trade secrets from self-driving car project

    5 days ago - By The Verge

    An engineer who worked on Apple's secretive autonomous car project allegedly stole trade secrets for a Chinese car startup backed by Alibaba, according to new charges filed by the FBI.
    Xiaolang Zhang, who worked for Apple from December 2015 until May 2018, has been charged in federal court with stealing trade secrets, and faces 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Zhang was arrested trying to leave the country this past weekend. The news was first reported by The Mercury News .
    “Apple takes confidentiality and the protection of our intellectual property very seriously,” a...
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  • Ex-Apple worker charged with stealing self-driving car trade secrets

    5 days ago - By Reuters

    U.S. authorities on Monday charged a former Apple Inc employee with theft of trade secrets, alleging that the person downloaded a secret blueprint related to a self-driving car to a personal laptop and later trying to flee the country, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.
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  • FBI charges former Apple engineer with stealing trade secrets to smuggle to China

    FBI charges former Apple engineer with stealing trade secrets to smuggle to China

    5 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    In the cut-throat world of self-driving cars, it seems that no company server is safe from former employees who are looking to cut and run to a rival firm. The FBI has charged former Apple autonomous vehicle engineer Xiaolang Zhang with stealing trade secrets, claiming in a court filing that Zhang stole data and hardware from Apple while on paternity leave. Zhang was arrested while attempting to leave the US for China, where he apparently had a job lined up with Chinese self-driving car firm X-Motors.
    According to the criminal complaint uploaded by MacRumors , Zhang was a hardware engineer...
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  • Former Apple employee charged with criminal theft of trade secrets

    5 days ago - By Reuters

    U.S. authorities on Monday charged a former Apple Inc employee with theft of trade secrets, alleging that the person downloaded a secret blueprint related to a self-driving car to a personal laptop and later trying to flee the country, according to a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
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