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Group calls for recall of Mike Daisey-inspired petition

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A Change.org petition signed by 255,000 people since January demanded Apple protect Chinese workers, but the document was based on actor's now debunked claims. [Read more]...
Group calls for recall of Mike Daisey-inspired petition

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 CEO suits up at Foxconn factory

Apple manufacturer Foxconn improves on Chinese workers' hours and safety

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Facing mounting criticism, factories have made significant changes, but bigger steps are ahead for electronics supplierFoxconn, Apple's top manufacturer, has improved safety conditions and cut working hours in an effort to resolve violations at its plants that triggered a global scandal for the iPad and iPhone maker.The Taiwanese company submitted...
Apple manufacturer Foxconn improves on Chinese workers' hours and safety

162,000 Sign Petition Targeting Apple's Chinese Factory Conditions

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An online petition asking Apple to protect the Chinese workers who make its more popular products has gathered more than 162,000 signatures in just over a week....
162,000 Sign Petition Targeting Apple's Chinese Factory Conditions

Thank You, Millions Of Anonymous Chinese Workers Making $2 An Hour, We Love Our iPhone 5s!

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The iPhone 5 debuted to rave reviews yesterday. By now, millions of them are in the hands of rich consumers in the 7 lucky countries that got the iPhones first. And, for the most part, these customers love them. As well they should! Because, relative to what we all...
Thank You, Millions Of Anonymous Chinese Workers Making $2 An Hour, We Love Our iPhone 5s!
Excerpts from 'This American Life' on Mike Daisey: 'Why not just tell us what really happened?'

Boot up: Windows 8 push, Google's antitrust alert, trolls unmasked and more

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Plus Saturday Night Live skewers iPhone 5 grumbles, AMD's big layoffs, Google in Africa, where's Android's profits?, and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamWindows 8 is Coming Soon >> YouTubeMicrosoft would like you to know this. Lot of emphasis...
Boot up: Windows 8 push, Google's antitrust alert, trolls unmasked and more
Worth a listen: This American Life’s emotional showdown with Mike Daisey over iPad factory conditions
Mike Daisey's Steve Jobs monologue released under an open license
Reality Check: Foxconn workers upset about new labor standards, want to work crazy overtime

Apple manufacturer Foxconn stops hiring workers in China

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Firm freezes recruitment at Shenzhen plant that makes iPhone 5, but denies report that move is to slow production of Apple's latest smartphoneApple's manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Group has frozen hiring at a Shenzhen plant that makes gadgets including the iPhone 5 and stopped recruiting for other factories across China,...
Apple manufacturer Foxconn stops hiring workers in China

Foxconn lifts wages for workers 25% as Apple lets ABC News into plants

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Pay rise for staff comes as company says it will limit workers' hours at huge plants where products are assembled for Apple, Microsoft, Dell and Hewlett-PackardFoxconn, the Taiwan-owned manufacturer with giant assembly facilities in mainland China which is one of Apple's main contractors, says it has raised wages by up...
Foxconn lifts wages for workers 25% as Apple lets ABC News into plants

TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]

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Foxconn gives another raise to its workers, amid Apple’s investigations. Yelp is raising a $100 million IPO. Intellectual Ventures is back to the trolling of patents, to nobody’s surprise. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Make sure to hit the...
TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]
A $12 Billion Move In Apple Stock Seems To Have Started With Tweets From A Single Anonymous Source In China (AAPL)

Got an iPhone? Then don't listen to this | Review

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Review: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, The Cut, Halesworth"How often do we wish that more things were handmade?" asks American monologist Mike Daisey. He stares us in the eye. "Now there are more handmade things than there have ever been in the history of the world." Most...
Got an iPhone? Then don't listen to this | Review
Foxconn hacked by group called SwaggSec, here’s what they are looking at…

Why I'd pay Apple more to give iPad factory workers a break

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Time to 'think different' on production line demands Open ... and Shut  Last quarter Apple churned out extraordinary profits: $13.06bn of them. But according to a New York Times article, Apple achieved these amazing profits on the backs of Chinese workers, who are subjected to punishing work conditions to ensure...
Why I'd pay Apple more to give iPad factory workers a break

Okay, Apple, You Can Stop Defending Your Employment And Manufacturing Practices Now...

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In the past couple of months, the world has given Apple's employment and manufacturing practices a much-needed proctology exam. This exercise has been beneficial for all involved: Apple, for example, has now taken a closer look at its supply-chain and manufacturing operations and committed itself to providing more oversight...
Okay, Apple, You Can Stop Defending Your Employment And Manufacturing Practices Now...

Foxconn Increases Wages, Raises Pay By 16-25% For Chinese Workers

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Foxconn is under increased scrutiny as of late. The nearly 40-year old company assembles a big portion of the world’s electronic goods but many are questioning its treatment of workers. But nothing calms a troubled soul like cash. The company just released a statement indicating pay raises for Chinese workers...
Foxconn Increases Wages, Raises Pay By 16-25% For Chinese Workers

FLA president says Apple/Foxconn agreement raises bar, but will it raise prices?

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The findings of the Fair Labor Association’s investigation into Apple’s suppliers beginning with three Foxconn facilities were officially published yesterday. While finding excessive working hours and many violations of Chinese labor law, based on the FLA’s recommendations Foxconn and Apple have agreed to reduce workweek and overtime hours within...
FLA president says Apple/Foxconn agreement raises bar, but will it raise prices?

Cook on Apple's Role in China and Manufacturing: "I Hope People Rip Us Off Blindly"

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Apple is one of the most secretive companies in the world, keeping its product knowledge away from competitors and close to the chest. But on stage at our annual D10 conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook made it clear there’s one area in which Apple wants to be as open as...
Cook on Apple's Role in China and Manufacturing: "I Hope People Rip Us Off Blindly"

Protests Over Apple's Factory Conditions Knock Change.org Offline (APPL)

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Eight days ago, Mark Shields of Washington DC, launched a petition on Change.org requesting Apple to go public with its plan to protect Chinese workers. Response to that petition has been so fast and furious that it literally knocked Change.org offline, says Amanda Kloer, Director of Organizing for Change.org....
Protests Over Apple's Factory Conditions Knock Change.org Offline (APPL)
Profitable in eight months, a friendly panda from central China attempts to become Angry Birds for kids

Foxconn plans to build five Brazilian factories to produce Apple products

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Apple relies on electronics assembly firm Foxconn to build iPads and iPhones in China. Now Foxconn is reportedly planning to build five new factories in Brazil to help meet the demand for Apple products. There's already one plant cranking out iPads and iPhones, and each of the new factories...
Foxconn plans to build five Brazilian factories to produce Apple products
Pirate architects of China copy a building that isn't even finished

MIKE DAISEY: David Pogue's Defense Of Apple And Foxconn's Workplace Standards Is Ridiculous

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The man who brought Apple's manufacturing practices into the public consciousness, Mike Daisey, is appalled by NYT gadget guru David Pogue's recent defense of those practices. As we noted earlier, Pogue made the point that electronics-manufacturing jobs are better than the jobs Chinese workers had before the factories were...
MIKE DAISEY: David Pogue's Defense Of Apple And Foxconn's Workplace Standards Is Ridiculous

The high-risk jobs that make your digital conveniences tick

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Whenever we post an update to our favourite social network, whenever we fire off a text message across the miles, whenever we download an app in a matter of seconds, there are people who’ve made it possible that we rarely (if ever) think about. These people are the ones who...
The high-risk jobs that make your digital conveniences tick

SNL Blasts Bloggers Who Criticize The iPhone 5's Flaws (AAPL)

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Maps, photos with a purple haze, screen flickers.  There have been a lot of complaints with the iPhone 5. SNL caught on, making all those bloggers who slam Apple's latest gadget look pretty silly when faced with the Chinese workers who make it. (h/t to AllThingsD for finding the clip.)...
SNL Blasts Bloggers Who Criticize The iPhone 5's Flaws (AAPL)

Apple Protest Over Conditions at Foxconn Planned for Grand Central Terminal at 10 AM Today

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via Apple.com Consumer groups are planning to protest Apple stores this morning in the wake of The New York Times explosive investigation into working conditions at Foxconn, Apple's primary manufacturer. We're curious what took everyone so long, considering Wired magazine's similarly eye-opening feature about Foxconn came out almost a year...
Apple Protest Over Conditions at Foxconn Planned for Grand Central Terminal at 10 AM Today
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