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Crime Industrial Espionage

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 7- A magistrate judge has ruled that Uber Technologies Inc must hand over a key document that could shed light on what its executives knew about alleged theft of trade secrets from Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit. Alphabet's Waymo claimed in a lawsuit earlier this year that former engineer Anthony Levandowski downloaded more...

  • *Experts say tracking cyber attackers grows more confusing. TALLINN, Estonia, May 31- Veteran espionage researcher Jon DiMaggio was hot on the trail three months ago of what on the face of it looked like a menacing new industrial espionage attack by Russian cyber spies. The hacker comes from Transdniestria, a disputed, Russian-speaking region of Moldova, he said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 15- Uber Technologies Inc must promptly return stolen confidential files to Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit, a federal judge ruled, while stopping short of shutting down the ride-services company's autonomous car program. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco, unsealed on Monday, marked a blow to Uber, which is engaged in a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 11- A U.S. judge on Thursday called for an investigation into allegations of trade secret theft that were raised in a court battle between Silicon Valley giants Uber and Alphabet over their rival self-driving car programs. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco also partially granted Alphabet's self-driving Waymo unit's bid for an...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 11- A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected Uber's bid to send its high-profile trade secret dispute with Alphabet's self-driving Waymo unit to a private legal forum, a setback for the ride services company. Uber had argued that an arbitrator, not a jury, should decide the merits of Waymo's February lawsuit alleging that a key engineer had stolen trade...

  • MADRID, May 4- Spain's High Court is to question seven former executives from HSBC's Swiss private bank as part of an investigation into alleged money laundering and tax fraud triggered by tax information leaks from former employee Herve Falciani. The court said in a ruling, published on Thursday, it had decided to widen the investigation to study the flow of...

  • MADRID, May 3- Spain's High Court is to question seven current and former Banco Santander bankers, including a current non-executive board member, as part of a probe triggered by leaks of tax information from HSBC's Swiss private bank. The court said in a ruling published on Wednesday it had decided to summon the bankers after analysing documents provided by...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 3- An Uber Technologies Inc engineer at the center of a Silicon Valley self-driving technology theft lawsuit received more than $250 million worth of Uber stock which began vesting the day after he left Alphabet Inc's Waymo, lawyers for Waymo said in court on Wednesday. The ride-services company is contesting Waymo's accusation that former...

  • MADRID, May 3- Spain's High Court is to question seven current and former Banco Santander bankers, including a current non-executive board member, as part of a probe triggered by leaks of tax information from HSBC's Swiss private bank. France, Austria, Belgium and Argentina have launched their own investigations. The High Court said it will question Ignacio...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 7- Uber Technologies Inc said on Friday its self-driving sensor technology was "fundamentally different" from Waymo's, blasting the Alphabet Inc unit's claim that it profited from stolen files in the race to roll out the first driverless car. Uber said in a federal court filing that 14,000 of Waymo's computer files on autonomous technology...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 7- Uber Technologies Inc said on Friday its self-driving sensor technology was "fundamentally different" from Waymo's, blasting Waymo's assertion that its ride-services rival profited from confidential stolen files, in the latest salvo in a high-profile dispute between the two rivals. Uber also claimed in its federal filing that...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 4- An Uber executive at the center of a high-profile legal dispute with Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving-car unit has "no basis to believe" any criminal investigation is underway over allegations of trade secret theft, the executive's lawyer said in a court filing. Waymo sued ride services company Uber Technologies Inc earlier this year,...

  • April 4- An Uber executive at the center of a high-profile legal dispute with Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving-car unit has "no basis to believe" any criminal investigation is underway over allegations of trade secret theft, the executive's lawyer said in a court filing. Waymo sued ride services company Uber Technologies Inc earlier this year, alleging that a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 16- A lawyer for Uber told a federal judge on Thursday he intended to file a petition to compel arbitration in the Waymo trade secrets theft case, citing an agreement signed by a former Waymo employee who is at the heart of the case. Waymo, the self-driving division of technology giant Alphabet, sued ride services company Uber last month,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 15- The United States on Wednesday charged two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers with masterminding the 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts, the first time the U.S. government has criminally charged Russian spies for cyber offences. The Kremlin, which denies Russia tried to influence the U.S. election in any way, said on Thursday...

  • WASHINGTON, March 15- The United States on Wednesday charged two Russian intelligence agents and two criminal hackers with masterminding the 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts, marking the first time the U.S. government has criminally charged Russian spies for cyber offenses. President Donald Trump, and uncertainty about whether Trump is willing to...

  • WASHINGTON, March 15- The United States on Wednesday charged two Russian intelligence agents and two criminal hackers with masterminding the 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts, marking the first time the U.S. government has criminally charged Russian spies for cyber offenses. President Donald Trump, and uncertainty about whether Trump is willing to...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 28- A company now owned by Uber last year quietly bought a small firm specializing in sensor technology used in autonomous vehicles, giving the ride services company a patent in the technology and possibly a defense against a trade secrets theft lawsuit filed against it by rival Alphabet Inc.. The chief executive of little-known Tyto Lidar...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 23- Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit sued Uber Technologies and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto on Thursday over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology. "Uber's LiDAR technology is actually Waymo's LiDAR technology," said Waymo's complaint in the Northern District of California.

  • Feb 16- A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Chinese scientist in Kansas of conspiring to steal samples of a variety of genetically engineered rice seeds from a U.S. research facility, the U.S. Justice Department said, the latest attempt at agricultural theft linked to China. Zhang, who has a doctorate from Louisiana State University, worked as a rice breeder for...