Former Tesla employee admits uploading Autopilot source code to his iCloud - Tesla believes he stole company trade secrets and took them to Chinese startup, Xiaopeng Motors

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  • OlivierDeCarglass
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Uh. I'm no expert but that sounds kinda big

  • YouGotAte
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Turns out i would download a car

  • peon47
    1 Week(s) Ago

    He... used... his... own... iCloud?

  • wheretohides
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My father who works for a company that designs and makes engines for airplanes for commercial/ military worked with a man who tried to sell confidential and classified designs for the military to China. The guy is in prison for a long time now.

  • JupiterUnleashed
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Come on, Chinese companies would never accept stolen technology from American companies.

  • Pozos1996
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Future tech interviews:

    It all looks good but, do you speak mandarin?

    Oh, damn. I'm afraid I do not...


  • Super-Cow26
    1 Week(s) Ago

    This could be a huge he problem and could result in a massive investigation. Be ready is all I’ll say.

  • Duke_Nukem_1990
    1 Week(s) Ago

    On a completely unrelated note.

    Introducing iDrive the completely original and innovative Autopilot made by Apple.

  • pulut
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Fucking Jian Yang

  • poncewattle
    1 Week(s) Ago

    “This is a lawsuit about routine employee offboarding issues that could and should have been resolved by Tesla either through its own human resources or information technology policies,” Cao’s lawyers write in the joint filing.

    Ah, the ole "blame the victim" defense.

  • Homito
    1 Week(s) Ago

    What the hell is wrong with Chinese tech companies starting with Xiao and stealing things

  • Kill3rT0fu
    1 Week(s) Ago

    And this is why defense contractors use strict firewalls and block anything "cloud" related

  • KeeperOfCoats
    1 Week(s) Ago

    So fun story. I attend offshore oil conferences around the world. Basically, the huge conglomerates from all the different companies whether they’re ship builders, software companies, etc. bring out their wares to buy, sell, etc.

    It is a known fact that you do not leave Chinese Nationals or any reps from a Chinese company alone with any product demos, any sample materials, etc. They will do everything they can to steal it.

    I personally ran off two guys just standing and videoing product demos of proprietary software to a private group through a crack in the door.

    Say what you will but in business, Chinese have the lowest ethical standards in the world.

  • uncle0dust
    1 Week(s) Ago

    So all he has to do is never leave China, right? Doesn't their government reward this type of behavior, knocking off foreign products and labeling them as Chinese innovations?

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  • staticrooted
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Can someone explain why, if China has such a vast workforce and has so many people in R&D why they need to keep stealing secrets from other companies/countries? Why can’t they develop their own strategies or methods for inventing new tech? I’m just curious

  • NightLion32
    1 Week(s) Ago

    That employee is either a genius or just signed his death certificate

    Edit 1: as someone pointed out further down, he did not actually sign to say he is dead, he simply uploaded to iCloud his death warrant

  • keetojm
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Wait China stealing from the US? Like pirating entertainment wasn’t enough? Color me shocked!

  • anser_one
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Im guessing its going to get harder for chinese immigrant to get a job in Canada and US...i know i wouldn’t let a Chinese person close to any sensitive data in my company. Feel bad saying it, but its not worth the risk.

  • ry8919
    1 Week(s) Ago

    As someone in a technical field I have no idea why any company or university accepts Chinese nationals at this point. The culture is extremely toxic and promotes theft of IP and cheating in the academic world. If companies and universities don't acknowledge this, the culture will persist.

  • tbsu
    1 Week(s) Ago

    He worked in a fucking national lab as well. When will we learn? How the fuck does a Chinese national get a security clearance to work in a national lab?

  • Treasonburger
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Oh look the Chinese stealing everything again. All they can do is steal and counterfeit. Fuck China.

  • dekachin5
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I knew before I clicked on this that the "former Tesla employee" would have a Chinese name.


    Guangzhi Cao


    so many chinese nationals readily engage in corporate espionage against US employers, it's a wonder that they still get hired and given access to sensitive materials.

  • fixradio
    1 Week(s) Ago

    This is how most Chinese-made products come about. Stolen American technology. They copy things using slave labor.

  • huxley00
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Good thing China helps protect international IP and will gladly help prosecute and stop use of this technology!

    Trump is an idiot, but I'm not so certain that there is any other way to deal with China other than hit them in the wallet and block trade. They don't value IP law, steal what they want and then sell it back to us and other countries while they climb to the top of the tech tree.