Ex-Apple Engineer Indicted in Crackdown on Flow of Restricted Tech to China, Russia

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The Steve Jobs Theater on the grounds of Apple Park corporate headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Photo: Andrej Sokolow/dpa/Reuters WASHINGTON—A former Apple engineer has been charged with trying to steal the company’s self-driving-car technology, U.S. authorities said Tuesday, one of a series of actions aimed at dismantling what they say are illicit networks providing Russia and China with access to trade secrets and restricted items such as aircraft parts and battlefield equipment. Weibao Wang, 35, a software engineer at Apple from 2016 to 2018, was charged with six counts of theft or attempted theft of the company’s “entire autonomy source code,”...