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FBI arrests ex-Apple engineer who stole autonomous-car trade secrets

“In 2017, Waymo filed a lawsuit against Uber claiming ex-engineer Anthony Levandowski downloaded confidential files about autonomous car technology before leaving the company to establish a firm named Otto” reports digitaltrends.com. Apple’s security officials asked Zhang to turn in his two work-issued iPhones and his MacBook after he announced his resignation. Source: digitaltrends.com Share This:

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Ex-Apple worker charged with stealing self-driving car trade secrets

“SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. authorities charged a former Apple Inc (AAPL.O) employee with stealing trade secrets on Monday, accusing him of downloading a blueprint related to a self-driving car to a personal laptop before trying to flee the country for China, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court” writes Stephen Nellis for reuters.com. About 5,000 of Apple’s 135,000 employees were allowed access to information about its self-driving car project, but only 2,700 of them had access to the secret databases that Zhang had access to, according to…

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booked a last-minute flight to China after downloading the plan for a circuit board for the self-driving car

“SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. authorities charged a former Apple Inc (AAPL.O) employee with stealing trade secrets on Monday, accusing him of downloading a blueprint related to a self-driving car to a personal laptop before trying to flee the country for China, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court” writes Stephen Nellis for reuters.com. About 5,000 of Apple’s 135,000 employees were allowed access to information about its self-driving car project, but only 2,700 of them had access to the secret databases that Zhang had access to, according to…

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An ex-Apple employee has been charged with stealing autonomous vehicle secrets

“Brian Kersey/Getty Images A former Apple employee allegedly stole trade secrets from the company with the intent to bring them to a new employer, The Mercury News reports today” writes Jerermy Horwitz for businessinsider.com. He was charged today with theft of trade secrets in the U.S. District Court for Northern California.After he informed Apple that he would be leaving the company and going to work for XMotors, Apple investigators searched his two company-issued phones and laptop. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Senior Ice lawyer sentenced to prison for stealing immigrants’ identities

“A senior lawyer for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing the identities of immigrants facing deportation and using them to to take out credit cards and run up more than $190,300 in debt” writes Levi Pulkkinen for theguardian.com. He then used those stolen identities to open credit cards and bank accounts – and run up debts. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Maryland man charged with stealing credit cards from church, businesses in Northwest D.C.

“A man from Montgomery County, Md., was arrested this week after D.C. police said he stole credit cards from office buildings and a church in Northwest Washington” reports washingtonpost.com. Police said Sheffield took money and credit cards from a purse and used the cards to make purchases.On March 26, police said, Sheffield entered an office building in the 1200 block of 18th Street NW and took credit cards.He was charged with four counts of burglary and four counts of credit card fraud.Authorities said Sheffield struck three days later, on March…

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Tesla sues former employee for allegedly stealing gigabytes of data, making false claims to media

“In addition to that, Tesla alleges Tripp wrote computer code to periodically export Tesla’s data to people outside the company” writes Justin Chin for cnbc.com. Tesla is suing a former employee for allegedly illegally exporting gigabytes of confidential data, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Nevada.The suit said, Tripp “has thus far admitted to writing software that hacked Tesla’s manufacturing operating system (‘MOS’) and to transferring several gigabytes of Tesla data to outside entities.”. The data include “dozens of confidential photographs and a video of Tesla’s manufacturing systems.”.  Source:…

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Feds charged six current and former Fitbit employees for stealing trade secrets from Jawbone

“The indictment states that the six employees were former Jawbone employees who received the trade secrets after leaving the company, violating confidentiality agreements they had signed with Jawbone” writes Jun Edt for theverge.com. US federal prosecutors charged six former and current Fitbit employees in an indictment filed yesterday for possession of stolen trade secrets from the company’s former rival Jawbone, as reported by The Associated Press.Former wearables maker Jawbone initially sued Fitbit for “systematically plundering” trade secrets, including over 300,000 confidential files, but a judge ruled in Fitbit’s favor.The Fitbit…

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Six current and former Fitbit employees have been charged in a federal indictment for possession of stolen trade secrets from now bankrupt rival Jawbone

“The indictment states that the six employees were former Jawbone employees who received the trade secrets after leaving the company, violating confidentiality agreements they had signed with Jawbone” writes Jun Edt for theverge.com. US federal prosecutors charged six former and current Fitbit employees in an indictment filed yesterday for possession of stolen trade secrets from the company’s former rival Jawbone, as reported by The Associated Press.Former wearables maker Jawbone initially sued Fitbit for “systematically plundering” trade secrets, including over 300,000 confidential files, but a judge ruled in Fitbit’s favor.The Fitbit…

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Britain’s first police mugshot shows thief banished to Australia for stealing cushions

“The man photographed for Britain’s first ever recorded police mugshot was a thief who was banished to Australia for stealing cushions” writes Telegraph Reporters for telegraph.co.uk. Isaac Ellery was convicted in March 1853 and sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing four ‘gig’ cushions and was found guilty seven years later of producing counterfeit coins. Police in Birmingham were the first force in the world to take mugshots with Ellery snapped in 1853. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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