Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty for taking Google’s self-driving tech to Uber Technologies Inc

Anthony Levandowski, who has been closely associated with advancing self-driving car technology in the last decade, has agreed to plead guilty for taking sensitive documents from Google, his former employer, before he joined rival Uber Technologies Inc. As part of the plea deal with federal prosecutors, he will serve no more than 30 months in…

One idiot moment can impact decades of due diligence

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is scheduled to meet senior ministers on Tuesday to decide on whether the UK will allow China’s Huawei to participate in building the country’s critical 5G mobile infrastructure. The United States views Huawei as a company of particular concern and it sees Huawei’s participation in building a critical infrastructure as…

British Airways facing $229.8 million fine over 2018 hacking attack

Hackers had managed to breach BA’s defenses and had stolen customer data, including credit card details, from its app and website. On Monday, IAG, the owner of British Airways, stated the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) intends to impose a penalty of $229.8 million (183.4 million pounds) for the theft of customer data from the…

Netherlands’ ASML – a victim of Chinese corporate espionage

In its annual threat assessment, Netherland’s intelligence agency had warned that China is targeting tech companies in the Netherlands for intellectual property theft, just like it does in other countries. In a significant development, Netherland’s ASML disclosed, it has become a victim of Chinese corporate espionage. Luckily the perpetrators who had stolen information did not…

Huawei Device Co Ltd & Huawei Device USA Inc to be arraigned on Feb. 28, 2019

Huawei faces gale force headwinds with intelligence agencies linking its telecom devices as potential Trojan Horses which can be tapped by Chinese intelligence. According to information available in court filings, two units of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd are set to be arraigned on February 28 in Seattle on a 10-count indictment on charges of conspiring…