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Samsung accused of, denies employing child labor through Chinese contractor

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Despite improvements, working conditions are still a sore point in China -- and China Labor Watch wants to emphasize that no company is exempt from scrutiny. The rights advocacy group claims that, on top of pushing mandatory overtime and poor overall conditions, Samsung contractor HEG Electronics has allegedly been...
Samsung accused of, denies employing child labor through Chinese contractor
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Today's Scuttlebot: A Supersonic Plunge, and Marissa Mayer's Journey

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Monday's selection includes a report of child labor in Samsung's factories in China, a profile of Yahoo's chief, Marissa Mayer, and a federal judge rules on the use of a social media...
Today's Scuttlebot: A Supersonic Plunge, and Marissa Mayer's Journey

HP cracks down on forced labor from temps, students in China

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HP has given direction to its Chinese suppliers that the use of temporary and student workers should be limited and should not be forced. While child labor has plagued HP competitor Apple’s manufacturing facilities in the PRC, HP is addressing a separate issue: legal-aged workers who are required by...
HP cracks down on forced labor from temps, students in China

Samsung looks, says it finds no child labor in its Chinese factories

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Samsung has claimed to find zero underage workers at 105 of its suppliers in China, contradicting a report put together by China Labor Watch, according to the BBC. Samsung has stated that it did find instances of inadequate practices, including illegal overtime practices; however, according its audit, there was not...
Samsung looks, says it finds no child labor in its Chinese factories

iNdustrial Revolutions

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To paraphrase Otto von Bismarck, “iPads are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” It’s an ugly story. Over a hundred employees “injured by n-hexane, a toxic chemical that can cause nerve damage and paralysis” because its use “meant workers could clean more screens each minute.”...
iNdustrial Revolutions

Apple customers protest factory worker abuse, will present petition tomorrow

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Apple customers are protesting the company’s role in factory worker abuse by bringing a 250,000-signature petition to the Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York City tomorrow and elsewhere around the globe. In particular, the petitioners are asking Apple to make the iPhone 5 its first product...
Apple customers protest factory worker abuse, will present petition tomorrow

Social Media Updates for 2010-03-07

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Social Media Updates for 2010-03-07 is a post from Chris PirilloAnother way the iPad is magical? It's built by child labor at Hogwarts. #Of course the iPad is magical! It can make $500 disappear from your bank account. #Hey, everybody – here comes the choo-choo! #I'm getting an ePad: http://youtu.be/JuA_5ApLD9U...
Social Media Updates for 2010-03-07

Apple Discovers Underage Workers At iPhone Factories

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Apple Inc stepped up audits of working conditions at major suppliers last year, discovering multiple cases of underage workers, discrimination and wage problems. The iPhone and iPad maker, which relies heavily on Asian-based partners like Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group to assemble the vast majority of its iPhones and iPads, said...
Apple Discovers Underage Workers At iPhone Factories

Samsung finds no child labor, promises fixes to supply chain

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The company says that it found "several instances of inadequate practices," including excessive overtime and a fine policy for lateness or absences. [Read more]...
Samsung finds no child labor, promises fixes to supply chain
FLA releases audit on Apple working conditions
Apple drops 'uncomfortable' Sweatshop HD game from App Store
Banksy 'child labor' mural torn from London shop wall, surfaces in US auction

Samsung denies charges of underage labor in China following complaint in France

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Samsung Electronics has rejected allegations that underage workers are assembling its products after three NGOs filed a complaint with a French prosecutor's office claiming that the tech company was violating labor regulations in China. The South Korean company said on Thursday it had yet to receive the court filing,...
Samsung denies charges of underage labor in China following complaint in France

It's True! Foxconn Admits Using Minors

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Why lie? Forget a plea bargain, if there's enough evidence, you might as well admit it and hope for leniency.  That's what Foxconn, the plagued Taiwanese electronics maker, did after minors were found working in one of its factories. After the pro-labor group China Labor Watch reported children as young as...
It's True! Foxconn Admits Using Minors

Samsung pledges full investigation and changes following fatal gas leak at Korean plant

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Samsung has today issued an apology and pledged to carry out a full investigation after a gas leak at one of its semiconductor plants in Korea caused one fatality and left four other workers injured. In the note  – which was published to the company’s Korean blog [Google Translate] — Jeon Dong...
Samsung pledges full investigation and changes following fatal gas leak at Korean plant
Apple rejects iOS game about the civil war in Syria

Samsung faces paltry fine of $923 for delay in reporting fatal factory gas leak

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Korean police have announced that Samsung will face a fine for late reporting of an acid gas lead at a factory, but the maximum penalty is only $923 (1 million won), Yonhap News reports. The accident took place earlier this week at a semiconductor plant in Hwaseong, South Korea, leaving...
Samsung faces paltry fine of $923 for delay in reporting fatal factory gas leak

Samsung sees accusations of suppliers using child labor

www.electronista.com
Samsung Electronics said that it plans on inspecting 250 Chinese parts manufacturers to ensure no labor laws are broken. The move comes following a US-based group's claim that one of Samsung's suppliers is using child labor. Samsung said it would conduct inspections for 105 supplier companies by the end of...
Samsung sees accusations of suppliers using child labor

'Live-Songing' Tonight's PandoMonthly with Spotify's Daniel Ek

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The usual protocol for the PandoDaily staff at our events is to liveblog and livetweet the best . But for Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, that just didn’t seem like it was enough. So we’re also ‘livesonging’ the event with a rolling Spotify playlist capturing the big moments from tonight’s...
'Live-Songing' Tonight's PandoMonthly with Spotify's Daniel Ek

Samsung supplier accused of exploiting child labor

www.electronista.com
According to watchdog agency China Labor Watch, a HEG Electronics-owned factory that assembles products for Samsung Electronics has been hiring underage workers, and violating Chinese labor laws. During the investigation, the auditor discovered seven underage workers, and believed that many more illegal workers remained undiscovered by the spot audit. The...
Samsung supplier accused of exploiting child labor

Invisible Children's Kony 2012 Video About Uganda Conflict: The Making Of A Viral Masterpiece

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A little-known American charity dedicated to helping victims of African conflict has scored a public relations coup. Invisible Children's new 30-minute Kony 2012 video, directed by Jason Russell, has been viewed over 440,000 times since being placed on YouTube on March 5. The film is intended to raise public awareness...
Invisible Children's Kony 2012 Video About Uganda Conflict: The Making Of A Viral Masterpiece

Apple's Tim Cook On Foxconn: Data Transparency, Work Hours Cap On The Way

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Apple is in full-court press mode in response to flack the company has taken about poor working conditions at its supplier factories. On Monday, Apple issued a press release saying it will allow the Fair Labor Association to begin inspections at Foxconn, letting the FLA conduct audits of its...
Apple's Tim Cook On Foxconn: Data Transparency, Work Hours Cap On The Way

Protests against iPhone factory conditions planned Thursday for Apple Stores

gigaom.com
Still unhappy with Apple’s response to the New York Times’ series on labor conditions in Chinese factories that make iPhones and iPads, two organizations are planning a globally coordinated protest on Thursday. Representatives from Change.org and SumOfUs.org will deliver petitions to Apple stores in several major cities with the names of...
Protests against iPhone factory conditions planned Thursday for Apple Stores

Samsung to investigate child labor claims against Chinese supplier

venturebeat.com
Count factory labor controversies as one area where Samsung really doesn’t want to copy Apple. Samsung announced today that will send an in-house team to investigate HEG Electronics, a supplier accused of using child labor in its Huizhou, China factory. The claims were published in a Sunday report by human rights group Child Labor Watch,...
Samsung to investigate child labor claims against Chinese supplier
Samsung finds more 'inadequate' practices at supplier factories, but no child laborers
Samsung supplier accused of forced overtime and hiring underage workers, even after audit
Samsung audit finds several inadequacies but no underage workers at Chinese HEG factory
Labor group says there's something fishy about Samsung's child labor claims

Samsung initiates Chinese manufacturer work practices audit

www.electronista.com
Samsung Electronics said that it plans on inspecting 250 Chinese manufacturers to ensure no labor laws are broken. The move comes following a US-based group accused one of its suppliers of using child labor. Samsung said it would conduct inspections for 105 supplier companies by the end of September, and...
Samsung initiates Chinese manufacturer work practices audit
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