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Tesla sues former employees, Zoox for alleged trade secret theft

Tesla  has filed a pair of lawsuits against a handful of former employees who went to work at self-driving vehicle startup Zoox and Chinese EV automaker Xiaopeng, The TechCrunch reports.

German firm fights to overturn $4.5M award in 11th circuit

An attorney for a German manufacturer accused of stealing a Georgia flooring company’s trade secrets asked an 11th Circuit panel Wednesday to reverse a judgment awarding the flooring company $4.5 million in damages, The Courthouse News Service reports.

More than 800,000 blood donors had personal data exposed, in latest leak in Singapore

In yet another data leak, 808,201 blood donors in Singapore had their personal details exposed in January this year, after a Health Sciences Authority (HSA) database was placed on an Internet-facing server, the portal TechGoondu reports.

Round 4: Hacker returns and puts 26Mil user records for sale on the Dark Web

A hacker who has previously put up for sale over 840 million user records in the past month, has returned with a fourth round of hacked data that he's selling on a dark web marketplace, ZDNet reports.

Lawyer charged for exposing Australian war crimes in Afghanistan

A former Australian military lawyer, once a captain in Britain’s Special Air Service (SAS), has been charged over the alleged leak of documents to journalists containing evidence of war crimes committed in Afghanistan by Australia’s Special Forces, the website wsws.org writes.

Verifications.io breach: Database with 2 billion records leaked

Verifications.io breach is one of the largest data breaches but the good news is that it does not involve passwords, the HackRead reports.

India may prosecute The Hindu newspaper under secrets act over Rafale documents

India’s Attorney General K.K. Venugopal told the Supreme Court on Wednesday it may file a criminal case against The Hindu newspaper under India’s Official Secrets Act for publishing “stolen” government documents about a deal to buy 36 Rafale jets from France, The Reuters reports.

ALDI sues Lidl: cutthroat competition heads to court

In a federal lawsuit filed Friday against Lidl and the two former ALDI employees, ALDI accuses the employees of conspiring to steal ALDI’s proprietary expansion plans in order to share them with their new employer, Lidl – giving Lidl an unfair, illegal advantage as it tries to gain a foothold in the U.S. and make inroads against ALDI, the website Coupons in the News reports.

Over 300 million Chinese private messages were left exposed online

Over 300 million private messages from Chinese users on popular messaging apps were sitting exposed on the internet on Saturday, according to security researcher Victor Gevers, who works for the nonprofit organization GDI. The database of 364 million records left users’ personal identities searchable to anyone who found the IP address, as reported by the Financial Time, The Verge writes.

Data breach cost Marriott $28 million so far

The massive data breach disclosed by Marriott last year has cost the company $28 million to date, most of which has been covered by insurance, the hotel giant revealed last week in its earnings report for the last quarter of 2018, The TechBizWeb reports.

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