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Ex-Apple Worker Charged With Stealing Self-Driving Car Secrets

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Published on July 10, 2018 - Duration: 00:36s

Ex-Apple Worker Charged With Stealing Self-Driving Car Secrets

A former Apple Inc employee has been charged with theft of trade secrets.

Reuters reports the former employee, Xiaolang Zhang, allegedly downloaded a secret blueprint related to a self-driving car to a personal laptop and later tried to flee the country.

According to a criminal complaint filed in federal court, Zhang disclosed intentions to work for a Chinese self-driving car startup and booked a last-minute flight to China after downloading the plan for a circuit board for the self-driving car.

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