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Protesters March Toward Apple Stores On The Heels Of A Foxconn Hack

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It would seem that representatives from Change.org and SumOfUs.org have organized a global protest against Apple’s use of Foxconn and other Chinese manufacturing plants to build the iPhone and iPad. This comes on the heels of a New York Times series exposing harsh working conditions in said plants. 250,000 people...
Protesters March Toward Apple Stores On The Heels Of A Foxconn Hack

Foxconn CEO: Apple will share the cost of improving workers’ conditions

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Foxconn has revealed that Apple will jointly share the cost of improving the conditions of workers at its Chinese factories which produce the US company’s iPhone and iPad devices. Speaking to media at the launch of its new China headquarters in Shanghai, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou revealed Apple’s commitment to helping improve...
Foxconn CEO: Apple will share the cost of improving workers’ conditions

VIDEO: At Foxconn, An Exclusive Look At How An iPad Is Made

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Much has been written about conditions at Foxconn, the embattled Chinese manufacturer for Apple and a host of other hardware companies. But only a couple of reporters have had access to one of the sprawling company’s factory floors: Joel Johnson wrote Wired‘s March 2011 cover story, “1 Million Workers....
VIDEO: At Foxconn, An Exclusive Look At How An iPad Is Made

Nightline's Look into Apple's Foxconn Factories

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ABC aired their Nightline special tonight where they took an inside look at Apple's Foxconn factories. Apple allowed Nightline access to their Foxconn factories that produce iPhones and iPads. The full video is not available online at this time. Overall, the report held no real surprises. They summarized many of...
Nightline's Look into Apple's Foxconn Factories

Apple’s reaches 95% compliance in China over excessive working hours, expands monitoring to 800,000 workers

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Apple has provided a more detailed insight into its efforts to end excessive overtime and longer working weeks in its supply chain, highlighting in its monthly Supplier Responsibility report that it had increased compliance to the 60-hour work week to 95%. The company said its compliance levels rose from 84% to...
Apple’s reaches 95% compliance in China over excessive working hours, expands monitoring to 800,000 workers

Disgraced Apple commentator Mike Daisey makes blog private and shutters Twitter account

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After weeks of criticism, monologuist Mike Daisey has made his personal blog private and closed his Twitter account. This is likely a result of the harsh public eye turned on Daisey since public radio program This American Life retracted an entire episode of its program after it found evidence that he had fabricated...
Disgraced Apple commentator Mike Daisey makes blog private and shutters Twitter account

Researchers Wrestle with Social Media Suicide Questions

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Since the first documented Internet suicide pact in Japan in 2000, public health officials have struggled to understand what role the Web plays in suicidal behavior. A new study suggests that social media is only making it more difficult to find answers to those questions. Social media sites have...
Researchers Wrestle with Social Media Suicide Questions
Foxconn: Apple will help pay to make working here better

Dylan’s Desk: You are all to blame for Apple’s factories

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If you’re angry about Apple’s manufacturing process, you should be. But don’t stop with Apple. As everyone knows by now, iPhones and iPads are built in huge Chinese manufacturing plants where tens of thousands of people work 12-hour shifts for little money, have little privacy, and are exposed to toxic...
Dylan’s Desk: You are all to blame for Apple’s factories

Foxconn Says Another Worker Committed Suicide

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Foxconn Technology Group, the main supplier of Apple Inc, said on Thursday a worker at a Chinese plant jumped from his apartment on Wednesday, the first suicide since the company agreed with its U.S. client to improve work conditions. The 23 year-old worker fell to his death from his apartment...
Foxconn Says Another Worker Committed Suicide

Apple Supplier to Raise Taiwan Wages

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Apple Inc. supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. plans to raise wages for its employees in Taiwan “significantly” to better attract and retain talent, a company spokesman said Thursday. Hon Hai, which makes Apple’s iPhones and iPads under contract, has been facing pressure to improve wages and working conditions since...
Apple Supplier to Raise Taiwan Wages

Apple Initiates Labor Audit at Suppliers

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Apple asked a nonprofit group to inspect labor conditions at its assembly suppliers, including a Chinese facility that suffered a spate of employee suicides in 2010....
Apple Initiates Labor Audit at Suppliers
Apple agrees to another audit, this time for the environment

TIME cover story asks ‘How long will China allow Apple to profit so handsomely on its shores?’

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As you can see from the image above, TIME magazine’s cover story hitting newsstands tomorrow for both the U.S. and international editions is titled, “Made in China: Why Apple’s future depends on the world’s biggest market”. While noting increasing iPhone sales in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong greatly contributed...
TIME cover story asks ‘How long will China allow Apple to profit so handsomely on its shores?’

From Lori Drew To Dharun Ravi, Punishing People Based On Others' Suicides Is A Mistake

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A few years back, we covered the Lori Drew case, involving charges brought against a woman who stupidly set up a fake user account on MySpace to try to find out what was going on with a girl the woman's daughter had some issues with. The "fake account" was of...
From Lori Drew To Dharun Ravi, Punishing People Based On Others' Suicides Is A Mistake

FLA chief calls Foxconn facilities 'first class'

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Head of organization inspecting Apple's supplier plants tells Reuters that an uptick in worker suicides may be related to boredom. [Read more]...
FLA chief calls Foxconn facilities 'first class'

There Is No Honor In Yahoo's Latest Act Of Desperation (YHOO)

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This is galling. Yahoo, which, thanks to poor product launches and minimal innovation, has been unable to grow its revenues for quite some time now, has suddenly found a new line of business: patent trolling. According to the New York Times, Yahoo claims Facebook is infringing on 10 to...
There Is No Honor In Yahoo's Latest Act Of Desperation (YHOO)

ABC's Nightline goes inside Foxconn's Apple factory (video)

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Nightline's Bill Weir managed to get his feet inside manufacturing behemoth Foxconn: the infamous plant where iPads, Xboxes and Kindles are constructed. Following multiple explosions and employee suicides, the factory is being inspected by the Fair Labor Association to examine working conditions exposed by the efforts of journalists like...
ABC's Nightline goes inside Foxconn's Apple factory (video)

WHAT KILLS US: The Leading Causes Of Death From 1900-2010

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The New England Journal of Medicine takes a look at the leading causes of death from 1900 to 2010. The change is interesting, as is our ever-increasing longevity--something that scientists think may now reverse as a result of the global obesity epidemic. We've laid the findings out for you in...
WHAT KILLS US: The Leading Causes Of Death From 1900-2010

New Foxconn worker commits suicide, first in 2012

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Foxconn has reported the death of another worker due to suicide, the first such incident in 2012. The death is being investigated by authorities, as the 23-year-old worker had only just joined the company within the last month and may have been suicidal prior to working for Foxconn. The Chinese...
New Foxconn worker commits suicide, first in 2012

Workers at Apple contractor threaten suicide in wage dispute

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Foxconn says dispute has ended after Chinese factory employees said they would jump off building in protestWorkers at a factory owned by Foxconn, Apple's main manufacturer, threatened to jump off the roof of a building in a protest about wages, a month after the two firms reached agreement on improving...
Workers at Apple contractor threaten suicide in wage dispute

Former France Telecom CEO indicted over 35 suicides

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Former France Telecom chief executive Didier Lombard has been indicted by a court in Paris over allegations that he led a corporate culture of bullying and harassment that resulted in the suicide of at least 30 employees. Lombard, who ran the company between 2005 and 2010, was placed under formal...
Former France Telecom CEO indicted over 35 suicides
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How many people does it take to make 9 million Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphones?

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Over the last year, a truly huge number of column inches has been dedicated to Apple’s relationship with Foxconn, the Taiwan- and China-based manufacturer who produces the iPhone and iPad. First those stories revolved around a spate of suicides and explosions, then we boggled at the fact that Foxconn has...
How many people does it take to make 9 million Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphones?

Microsoft's Chinese Factory Worker Conditions Are The Same As Apple's (MSFT)

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Consumer watchdog organizations are screaming over Apple's worker conditions. And rightly so. But why leave Microsoft off the hook? John Grgurich at The Motley Fool points out that when Foxconn workers hit one of their low points, they were working for Microsoft, not Apple. He writes: In 2010, 12...
Microsoft's Chinese Factory Worker Conditions Are The Same As Apple's (MSFT)
Fair Labor Association: Foxconn’s plant conditions are better than most

Thought To Be Estranging And Dehumanizing, Facebook May Be Preventing Suicides

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Many teenagers and college students use Facebook to write public messages on the site that are serious cries for help – made out of depression that is sometimes so severe that it is suicidal. From Jan Hoffman of The New York Times: Last year, researchers examined Facebook profiles of...
Thought To Be Estranging And Dehumanizing, Facebook May Be Preventing Suicides

Magistrate Escalates Probe of France Télécom Suicides

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A French magistrate conducting a criminal probe into a series of suicides at France Télécom between 2008 and 2009 has put the telecommunications company under formal investigation for "moral harassment."...
Magistrate Escalates Probe of France Télécom Suicides

Drugged Warriors: Sharp Rise in U. S. Military Psychiatric Drug Use and Suicides | Drugs | AlterNet

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Drugged Warriors: Sharp Rise in U. S. Military Psychiatric Drug Use and Suicides | Drugs | AlterNet

New Foxconn Factory Jobs Draw Huge Crowds in China

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More likely than not, the phone or tablet you have sitting nearby was assembled in mainland China at one of the mega-facilities run by companies like Foxconn. The news cycle has recently brought stories of poor and dangerous working conditions, and even suicides in Foxconn plants. Still, the lines outside...
New Foxconn Factory Jobs Draw Huge Crowds in China
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