Ex-Apple Engineer Charged with Trade Secret Theft for Chinese Startup

An engineer who worked for Apple Inc. on a top-secret autonomous vehicle project was charged with stealing trade secrets for a Chinese startup.Xiaolang Zhang was accused by U.S. prosecutors of downloading files containing proprietary information as he prepared to leave the iPhone maker in April and start work for XMotors in its Mountain View, California, office, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday in federal court in San Jose.