Former Apple employee accused of stealing self-driving car secrets

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 13:33 hrs
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A former Apple employee has been charged for allegedly stealing the company's trade secrets in relation with the self-driving vehicle project.

The employee, Xiaolang Zhang, worked on the autonomous car project and left the company to work for a Chinese electric vehicle company called Xpeng Motors where he allegedly took over 40 GB of Apple's intellectual property data, Wired reported.

Zhang claimed to have taken home a Linux server and the data it contained for his own education so as to secure a job within Apple.