Former Apple Employee Charged With Theft of Trade Secrets Related to Autonomous Car Project [Updated]

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  1. The Mercurian macrumors 68000

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  2. npmacuser5 macrumors 6502a

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    #27
    What company would allow a terminating employer to work in any competing industry, especially in design and development. Not less then a one year no compete clause, standard.
     
  3. tridley68 macrumors 6502

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    He may not be the only one Apple should look deeper into this glad his goose is cooked.
     
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  5. Kaibelf macrumors 68020

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    Not only is the guy an idiot, but he’s ruined his child’s first years because he will end up in prison. The last thing the feds will put up with at this particular time is blatant stealing of American trade secrets for a Chinese company. They almost certainly will beat him with the book and seize every penny they can.
     
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    This is how propaganda and disinformation work...

    Step 1: State an unprovable assumption that is designed to make the reader angry.

    Step 2: State a second, unprovable assumption based on the first, unprovable assumption, along with a list of retaliatory responses that mirror a current political position that the author is attempting to justify.

    Step 3: Try to get a blogger somewhere to focus on the unprovable assumptions and other inaccuracies as a way to justify a political stance, then peddle that blog to a large propaganda outlet like Fox News as a way to legitimize the misinformation.

    You forgot Step 3. Maybe you're still working on that?

    Yes, folks, this is how it's done.
     
  7. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

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    You’d be surprised how much gets leaked out.

    Just look up the hashtag #AppleInternal on Twitter. For those of you who haven’t done so already. :rolleyes:

    Glad this guy is being punished.
     
  8. Kaibelf macrumors 68020

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    Good luck enforcing that for someone who moves to China (or the EU for that matter).
     
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    Many employers have these clauses in contracts and they’re seldom actually enforceable.
     
  10. WBRacing macrumors 6502a

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    Now Apple want the FBI's help. :D

    What a berk though, stupid and unsubtle. Theft is theft.
     
  11. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000

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    Harsh.
     
  12. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, you're a man with real empathy! We are talking about a human here not a dead product! Amazing how things are being worshipped and humans are being used these days! What a greedy world!
     
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    burn baby burn!
     
  14. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 6502a

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    All of this actually makes Apple look like the devil - all smiles and empathy pretends to the public but in reality, they come across as pure evil if any of their staff go out of line. Must be a pretty horrible place to work in all honesty!
     
  15. jonblatho macrumors 6502a

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    Yes…a human who stole extremely valuable internal information, potentially providing it to a competing foreign company, and will most likely receive quite a hefty punishment for it in fines and/or jail time.

    Don’t want to go to jail for a long time? Don’t do things that, if you’re caught, will result in your going to jail for a long time.
     
  16. gweedo macrumors member

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    Kinda like your comments about samsung?
     
  17. PaulRustad007 macrumors 6502

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    Be very wary of any foreign national that you hire....they all could be spies......an extradition may be hard.
     
  18. jonblatho macrumors 6502a

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    Jeez, you’re really sticking up for this alleged criminal. Maybe you should join his defense team.

    Anyway, I know multiple people in the Bay Area working for Apple. Some have been at Apple for years. I figure if it was “pretty horrible,” they’d have jumped to other companies by now. Certainly good candidates to do so!
     
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    Kaibelf macrumors 68020

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    Considering he stole the work of countless others for his personal benefit, lecture us about greed some more. Any empathy in your little black bag for any of them? Unlike a dead product, adult humans make decisions of their own volition and those decisions have consequences.

    I don’t consider stealing information worth millions “going out of line.” Why even have laws at all since it seems anything goes in your world?
     
  20. PaulRustad007 macrumors 6502

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    I would say they did........
     
  21. drewyboy macrumors 65816

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    Well first of all, California has a ban on non-compete. Second the competitor in question is in another country. Good luck trying to enforce that in either instance.
     
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    I really wanna hear this guy’s defenses for other crimes since they’re pretty amusing. He should post in PRSI more often.
     
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    If Apple can sue chinese guy for their imaginary car, I clearly can sue Robert Zemeckis for copying my time machine.
     
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    Here is an interesting observation: if Apple seized his phone after resigning, do they have the ability to access all the information on the phone? They claim privacy for all, but I secretly think they have an internal ability to "break" into a phone to get what happened......or do they run a modified OS that allows them in via a backdoor? Pure speculation on my part, but am curious just the same.
     
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