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An Arrest at Apple Shows How Corporate Spies Worm Their Way Into the System

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Feb 5, 2019 | 09:30 GMT
Journalists gather for a product launch event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, on Sept. 12, 2018.

Journalists gather for a product launch event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, on Sept. 12, 2018. Corporations like Apple must always be on their toes against would-be agents stealing their secrets.

(NOAH BERGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Chen Jizhong was all ready to head for China on Jan. 22 when FBI special agents swooped in on the Apple engineer. Chen's alleged crime, according to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, was to have stolen trade secrets relating to the...

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