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Former Apple Engineer Reportedly Charged With Stealing Autonomous Car Secrets

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Former Apple Engineer Reportedly Charged With Stealing Autonomous Car Secrets

Imagine being an engineer at Apple, one of the most coveted positions in tech. On top of it, you work in the ultra-secret autonomous car division. And you blow it all by leaving for a startup in China and stealing Apple’s trade secrets on the way out the door. That’s what authorities believe one man did this past weekend, and now he’s been slapped with federal charges. According to the Mercury News, Xiaolang Zhang was charged on Monday in the U.S. District Court of Northern California. He’s accused of attempting to transfer Apple’s trade secrets to his new employer, XMotors, a Chinese startup that’s working on electric and driverless vehicles. Zhang was arrested on Saturday as he was attempting