FBI arrest ex-Apple employee for stealing self-driving car secrets

Source: MacRumors.com

A former Apple employee has been charged in federal court with stealing trade secrets from the company, authorities said.

In something straight out of a bad Mission Impossible script former Apple engineer Xiaolang Zhang was arrested as he attempted to leave the US via San Jose International Airport.

Zhang is alleged to have stolen data and hardware related to Apple’s highly secretive self-driving car project ahead of a new job with China’s electric car startup Guangzhou Xiaopeng Motors Technology.

Zhang has admitted to using AirDrop to transfer documents to his wife’s laptop and has been filmed on CCTV leaving the lab with equipment whilst supposedly on paternity leave.

Source: San Jose: Ex-Apple employee charged with stealing trade secrets

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