FBI for the Apple guy: bloke stealing Cupertino car kit collared

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Engineer facing trade secrets theft rap for allegedly trying to defect with tech

A former Apple engineer has been hit with federal trade secrets theft charges after trying to lift Cupertino’s car tech on behalf of Alibaba.

The California Northern District Court will hear the case (PDF) of Xiaoling Zhang, an engineer who in 2015 was hired to work on the Cupertino music seller’s ultra-secretive self-driving car project. He was designing and testing circuit boards before leaving in April of


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