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Foxconn workers rise up against security guards, dozens arrested

Apple Only Wants 16+ Year-Olds Working Its Dodgy Sweatshops (AAPL)

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Apple products are made in factories that regularly employ young teenagers, constantly work people more than 60 hours per week, and falsify records to cover up their misdeeds. That's according to the shameless gossiping muckrakers at... uh, Apple Inc. The company's brightly-named "Supplier Responsibility 2010 Progress Report" (PDF) contains some...
Apple Only Wants 16+ Year-Olds Working Its Dodgy Sweatshops (AAPL)

New Interest in Hacking as Threat to Security

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An increase in reported attacks on computer systems that control critical infrastructure, factories and databases has prompted a new interest in cybersecurity on Capitol Hill, reports Michael S. Schmidt in Wednesday's New York Times. Lawmakers are being prodded by the Obama administration to advance legislation that could require new standards...
New Interest in Hacking as Threat to Security

Samsung widens China plant checks

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Samsung orders audits of its Chinese suppliers after finding working conditions breaches at one of the factories....
Samsung widens China plant checks

The FLA Now says Apple’s Foxconn factories have ‘tons of issues’

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The Fair Labor Association group tasked with auditing a Foxconn Technology Group plant in Shenzhen, China has found a ‘ton of issues’ that need fixing, according to a report from Bloomberg. This report is interesting in light of the fact that Auret van Heerden, the president of the FLA, has already made...
The FLA Now says Apple’s Foxconn factories have ‘tons of issues’

Tim Cook Responds to Report on Working Conditions at Suppliers' Factories

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In the wake of yesterday's report regarding treatment of workers at the facilities of Apple's suppliers, Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent an email to company employees addressing the situation. As published by 9to5Mac, the email highlights Apple's efforts to oversee compliance with company standards for workers' rights and the...
Tim Cook Responds to Report on Working Conditions at Suppliers' Factories
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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

Is Apple Supplier Foxconn Finally Giving Its Workers a Fair Shake?

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Apple and its factory partner, Foxconn, have made great strides in bringing Foxconn's labor conditions into compliance with local laws, the Fair Labor Association said Tuesday. Not surprisingly, independent labor rights monitoring organizations remain skeptical that real progress has been made. In a status report made public on Tuesday, the...
Is Apple Supplier Foxconn Finally Giving Its Workers a Fair Shake?

Watch an iPad being made in this rare video from inside Apple’s Foxconn factory

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Reporter Rob Schmitz is the Shanghai Bureau Chief of Marketplace. He’s the guy who debunked a large portion of Mike Daisey’s accounts from China about Apple’s Foxconn factories. Now, he’s become only the second reporter ever to gain access to visit the factory floor  at that supplier. He’s written a detailed...
Watch an iPad being made in this rare video from inside Apple’s Foxconn factory

Petition asks for ‘ethical’ iPhone 5 from Apple (Appolicious)

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Appolicious - Apple is still feeling backlash from recent negative attention directed at factories in its device-making supply chain overseas, with the most recent fallout centering around customers creating an online petition asking for an “ethical” iPhone....
Petition asks for ‘ethical’ iPhone 5 from Apple (Appolicious)

Foxconn admits it breached Chinese labor laws by hiring 14 year old interns

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Apple supplier Foxconn has admitted that it did take on intern students as young as 14 years old at its factories after the Taiwanese manufacturing giant published the findings of a report that followed media reports from September. A statement from Foxconn Technology Group provided to TNW confirms that some students...
Foxconn admits it breached Chinese labor laws by hiring 14 year old interns

SSD prices have halved in a year: is it time to get one now?

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Data from US and UK retailers shows that SSD or 'Flash' drive prices for use in laptops or as a boot drive for desktops have halved, so that it's now under $1 or £1 per gigabyte. It might be the fastest way to speed up your PCPrice crash! And for...
SSD prices have halved in a year: is it time to get one now?

Google's Got Microsoft In A Headlock: Pay $4 Billion A Year Or Stop Selling Xbox (GOOG, MSFT)

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The game Google is playing in court against Microsoft is absolutely brilliant. Today a judge will hear a case between Motorola Mobility and Microsoft, reports Reuters. Microsoft says that Motorola Mobility wants to charge it $4 billion A YEAR in royalties for patents Motorola holds on WiFi and video technology....
Google's Got Microsoft In A Headlock: Pay $4 Billion A Year Or Stop Selling Xbox (GOOG, MSFT)

Head of FLA says that Apple’s iPad plants in China are ‘way above average’ and ‘tranquil’

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Just a couple of days ago, Apple announced that it had reached out to the Fair Labor Association, a non-profit that investigates working conditions for laborers around the world. The organization was asked to perform voluntary audits for Apple on the Foxconn plants in Chengdu and Shenzen China, where it...
Head of FLA says that Apple’s iPad plants in China are ‘way above average’ and ‘tranquil’

Basico Gets $500K To Launch Luxury Apparel Basics E-Commerce Brand For Brazil

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When it comes to quickly growing markets, it’s hard to beat Brazil, where an emerging middle class looking to spend disposable income is driving strong demand for all kinds of products — particularly in the e-commerce sector. The latest startup primed to take advantage of this boom is Basico, which...
Basico Gets $500K To Launch Luxury Apparel Basics E-Commerce Brand For Brazil

Cash-poor Sharp mortgages display factories, including Apple screen plant

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Japan's Sharp, one of the world's largest makers of LCD panels and a supplier of displays for Apple products, has taken the rare step of mortgaging its factories and buildings to secure an emergency loan from its main banks, a spokeswoman said Thursday....
Cash-poor Sharp mortgages display factories, including Apple screen plant

Why Parents Care About Teenagers Texting

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The mainstream media always seems to suggest that teens texting is not only annoying, but it's also a bad thing. Is this fact or media myth? A new study out yesterday from Pew shows that texting is yet again on the rise, from 50 texts per day in 2009...
Why Parents Care About Teenagers Texting
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Canalys: Apple hits 20 percent of PCs through iPad sales, HP up to second place

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Canalys is still staking its market share estimates on the view that mobile tablets are as relevant to PC market share as desktops and laptops. If we accept that interpretation, Apple was easily on top of the heap during the fourth quarter. Combining iPads and Macs would give it...
Canalys: Apple hits 20 percent of PCs through iPad sales, HP up to second place

iPhone Maker Foxconn Is Looking To Set Up Factories In The U.S. (AAPL)

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Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn is exploring plans to build plants in the United States, DigiTimes reports. It is looking at Detroit and Los Angeles. Foxconn is notorious for manufacturing iPads and iPhones in bad working conditions. It has been the target of numerous investigative reports from the Wired, The New...
iPhone Maker Foxconn Is Looking To Set Up Factories In The U.S. (AAPL)
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Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘We care about every worker’

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Tim Cook Apple CEO Tim Cook started his talk today at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference addressing concerns over the working conditions at factories in Asia where iPads, iPods and iPhones are made. “Apple takes working conditions very, very seriously,” said Cook. He added that “we care about...
Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘We care about every worker’

Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook at Goldman Sachs

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Forty five minutes with the man who took over from Steve Jobs Tim Cook For those of you who missed Tim Cook's keynote presentation at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco Tuesday, the audio is still available in QuickTime on Apple's (AAPL) website here. For those...
Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook at Goldman Sachs

Samsung apologizes for hydrofluoric acid leak, worker death

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Samsung has apologized over its part in the hydrofluoric acid leak at one of its factories in January. The company has issued a public apology for the gas leak, which caused the death of one worker and the hospitalization of four others, and has vowed to prevent such an incident...
Samsung apologizes for hydrofluoric acid leak, worker death
Samsung supplier accused of forced overtime and hiring underage workers, even after audit

If Foxconn Replaced Its Humans With Robots, Would You Feel Better?

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Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that manufactures devices for Apple, Nokia, and Sony, has over 1.2 million employees, mostly in factories on the Chinese mainland. By 2016, it would like to replace as many of those as possible with robots that can do the job 24/7. That would address the human...
If Foxconn Replaced Its Humans With Robots, Would You Feel Better?

Don’t cry for the workers at Foxconn

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I’ve been interested in gadget manufacturing for a while now and, as I reported a few months ago, things are pretty bad but they’ve been worse. Now, however, we’re seeing clusters of suicides at Foxconn as well as an undercover “report” from Foxconn’s “Hell Factory.” I’m calling bull. First,...
Don’t cry for the workers at Foxconn

Intel factories signal Windows 8, PC doldrums

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Low utilization rates at Intel factories are a sign of bad times for the PC industry. [Read more]...
Intel factories signal Windows 8, PC doldrums

Nokia Confirms It's Looking At HQ Sale, May Lease It Back, No Plans To Leave Finland

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As Nokia continues to downsize its operations to conserve cash, the handset maker is looking to sell its global headquarters in Espoo, Finland for a price of up to $387 million (€300 million). The news was first reported by the Finnish-language Helsingen Sanomat, with the real-estate price estimate coming from Ilta-Sanomat....
Nokia Confirms It's Looking At HQ Sale, May Lease It Back, No Plans To Leave Finland
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