Skip to comments.FBI charges former Apple employee with stealing trade secrets from self-driving car project
Posted on 07/11/2018 1:29:06 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie
An engineer who worked on Apples 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 spokesperson for the company said in a statement to The Verge. Were working with authorities on this matter and will do everything possible to make sure this individual and any other individuals involved are held accountable for their actions.
Zhang designed and tested circuit boards as part of the
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So is Telsa. Announced today production will be in China.
Just doing those jobs Americans “won’t”.
Yes, every Chinese AND every Indian worker. Kick them and their families out!!!!
Diversity trumps stupidity evidently.
I’ve read this article a couple of times and it doesn’t say whether or not he delivered them, electronically or otherwise. If that is the case, then the company should get the death penalty. Cut them out of American business and anyone this technology gets transferred to.
Apple would rather save a few bucks and hope for the best rather than employ Americans at full salary.
Isn’t Apple putting its cloud server in China?
Meanwhile, the Chingchangs HAVE the ifo they wanted from Apple; the perp spends a year or two in stir, and then goes back to China a semi-hero for the Party.
“Apple takes confidentiality and the protection of our intellectual property very seriously, a spokesperson for the company said in a statement to The Verge. Were working with authorities on this matter and will do everything possible to make sure this individual and any other individuals involved are held accountable for their actions.”
Yeah, that’s why you’re so all into into hiring Ch*nks! I worked at another SV high-tech company where we had a real problem “teaching the Chinese clean room workers how, when you take a pi$$, you need to put the seat up! “ After every break, we were having to send the janitors into the men’s restrooms to clean up the stalls. They simply pee’ed in the general direction of the toilets.
But if we were to act appropriately given what we KNOW, we would be profiling. Very UN-pc. Remember, diversity is our strength. (I cant believe I typed that with a straight face, well, almost)
From the story, it seems he transferred over half of the documents to his wife's computer electronically via something called "Air Drop". I think it's reasonable to assume that all data transmitted electronically has been transferred to China by now. This horse is already out of the barn.
The only thing that will deter this sort of crime are lengthy prison sentences with no parole. Five years is not enough. A young person can figure they can chill for five years if there is a couple of million dollars "back pay" on the other side. I see 15 years minimum as a reasonable deterent, perhaps 30 years max.
Sounds like the theme song for the whole 0bama era!
How did I know the thief was Chinese? Not racist, it’s just what they are doing. It’s part of their culture, to steal intellectual property for the homeland and for their own personal businesses.
“They simply peeed in the general direction of the toilets.”
That is why the coed restrooms movement will fail. Can you imagine the reaction of women?
Speaking of which Amazon customer service is totally outsourced. I think its Indian.
I just couldn’t do that..
Silicon Valley is filled with Chinese workers Thursday leaving the place blind. Cheap labor you know.
Intel constantly had problems with Chinese and Indian engineers stealing IP and Trade Secrets.
BTW, Trade Secrets are considered so secret, companies refuse to Trademark, Patent or Copyright them.
Most employees don’t have access to Trade Secrets for exactly this reason.
I did for awhile at Intel and was told in a meeting that if I wanted to spend time in prison, tell someone it.
I’m still a free man and still never told anyone it.
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