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China accuses two detained Canadians of stealing state secrets

“China on Monday accused two detained Canadians of stealing state secrets, a serious allegation that comes just days after Canada said it would proceed with the extradition case against a top Chinese executive” writes March At Am for washingtonpost.com. He “is suspected of spying and stealing national secrets for foreign agents and his behavior has severely violated Chinese law,” it said. Source: washingtonpost.com

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David Reiter allegedly skimmed money from a Presbyterian church for years–while playing a role in his faith community.

“A Pennsylvania church administrator stole $1.2 million from his religious community and used the money for family theme park vacations and other personal expenses, authorities say” writes Religion Reporter for huffpost.com. The complaint states that he charged about $220,000 in personal expenses on the church’s credit card and also made smaller unauthorized payroll transfers from church accounts to his personal accounts over the years. Source: huffpost.com

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Amazon is projected to steal advertising market share from Google in 2019

“Amazon’s advertising business will take market share from Google in 2019, according to new estimates by research firm eMarketer” writes Rex Curry for cnbc.com. The firm had previously expected Amazon’s 2019 ad revenue to total $7.23 billion, but now expects revenue north of $11 billion, for example.Of the top five companies in digital advertising — which also include Microsoft and Verizon — only Amazon and Facebook are expected to grow market share in 2019.Market leader Google, by contrast, is expected to lose 1 point of market share, dropping from 38.2…

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detailed tactics used by China’s Huawei to steal Apple’s trade secrets

“Another indictment accused Huawei of stealing trade secrets, wire fraud, and obstructing justice for stealing robotic technology from T-Mobile U.S. for testing smartphone durability” writes Am Pst for macrumors.com. Last month, the United States Justice Department announced a series of criminal charges against Chinese smartphone maker Huawei for stealing trade secrets, bank fraud, wire fraud, and obstructing justice.Eventually, Huawei found a willing supplier and the connector was built into the MateBook Pro.The Information’s report includes numerous other examples of Huawei’s attempts at stealing information from Apple.One former Apple employee interviewed…

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Report details Huawei’s efforts to steal Apple’s IP, including pressing suppliers for Apple Watch details, copying a MacBook Pro component, debriefing new hires

“Another indictment accused Huawei of stealing trade secrets, wire fraud, and obstructing justice for stealing robotic technology from T-Mobile U.S. for testing smartphone durability” writes Am Pst for macrumors.com. Last month, the United States Justice Department announced a series of criminal charges against Chinese smartphone maker Huawei for stealing trade secrets, bank fraud, wire fraud, and obstructing justice.Eventually, Huawei found a willing supplier and the connector was built into the MateBook Pro.The Information’s report includes numerous other examples of Huawei’s attempts at stealing information from Apple.One former Apple employee interviewed…

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Germany: Suspects Arrested for Stealing Electricity in Crypto Mining Operation

“During the raid, the police reportedly arrested five men and one woman for stealing electricity to operate the cryptocurrency mining activity” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. In the German city of Klingenthal, Saxony, police have arrested a group of suspects for stealing electricity to operate a cryptocurrency mining farm, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports Feb. 6.In December, a Taiwanese man suspected of stealing electricity worth over $3 million to mine Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) was arrested.The suspect was accused of allegedly stealing the electricity to mine cryptocurrencies worth over 100…

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China will stop at nothing to steal information from Apple’s secret self-driving car project

“Few people outside of Apple really know what the end goal of its top secret “Project Titan” car development project is” writes Raymond Wong for mashable.com. Jizhong Chen was arrested prior to flying to China after another Apple employee caught him photographing Apple-classified information.But the autonomous vehicle development project has been restructured multiple times in the last few years.According to NBC News Bay Area, the FBI arrested a Chinese national accused of stealing Project Titan trade secrets. Source: mashable.com

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Chinese engineer charged with stealing secret material from Apple

“In July, Chinese engineer Xiaolang Zhang was arrested and charged with stealing trade secrets while working on the Apple self-driving project” writes Cnn Business for cnn.com. It’s the second time in about six months that a Chinese national has been charged with stealing secrets from the Apple project, whose existence the company refuses to even acknowledge publicly.Apple said that if the confidential material got out, it would be “enormously damaging” for the company, the complaint said.Hong Kong (CNN Business) The FBI is accusing a Chinese national of stealing trade secrets…

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