US DOJ charges former Apple engineer with alleged copying of autonomous car tech for China

Source: CNBC

“A former Apple software engineer was charged with allegedly stealing [sic] Apple’s autonomous technology for a Chinese self-driving car company, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday. Weibao Wang worked as a software engineer at Apple from 2016 to 2018, a DOJ indictment said. Wang worked on Apple’s Annotation Team, and was granted ‘broad access’ to databases which the Justice Department said could only be accessed by 2,700 of Apple’s 135,000 employees. Wang is the third former Apple employee to be accused of stealing [sic] autonomous trade secrets for China. … Law enforcement executed a search of Wang’s home in California on Jun. 27, 2018, where they found large quantities of stolen [sic], confidential, and proprietary data, the indictment alleges. Wang was able to flee the country even after law enforcement executed the search, despite promising that he wouldn’t.” (05/16/23)