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How the iPhone Helps Perpetuate Modern-Day Slavery

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
C. Robert Gibson

We either have to collectively decide that we'll hold onto our current products as long as we can until the promise of sustainable manufacturing is made, or to line up like cattle for the next level of expensive gadgets made possible by a tremendous amount of human suffering.

This News From China Might Make You Not Want To Buy A PlayStation 4

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.11.2013 | Technology

Foxconn has another labor controversy on its hands. But this time, it doesn't concern any Apple product. The Chinese electronics manufacturer is in ho...

Foxconn's Biggest Loss Ever

Reuters | Lee Chyen Yee | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology

By Lee Chyen Yee HONG KONG (Reuters) - Foxconn International Holdings Ltd (FIH), the world's biggest contract maker of cellphones, fell...

Hiring Freeze At iPhone Factories

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology

Foxconn Technology Group, the manufacturer of a slew of consumer electronics including several Apple products, has temporarily stopped recruiting new ...

Foxconn Workers Accuse Guards Of Brutal Crackdowns: 'There's No Sense Of Safety'

Posted 11.27.2012 | Technology

--The pressures threatening China's status as the world's factory floor have been laid bare by a riot this week at a factory that makes parts for Appl...

2,000 Workers Fight At Foxconn Plant

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2013 | Technology

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group said on Monday that 40 people were injured in a fight triggered by a non-work related dispute at ...

Activists Slam iPad Factory Working Conditions

Reuters | Lee Chyen Yee and James Pomfret | Posted 07.31.2012 | Technology

By Lee Chyen Yee and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Working conditions at Foxconn's gargantuan Chinese factories that assemble App...

Apple To Help Improve Factories In China

Reuters | John Ruwitch | Posted 07.10.2012 | Technology

By John Ruwitch SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc and its key supplier Foxconn Technology Group will share the initial costs of improving ...

WATCH: iPad Assembled At Foxconn Factory

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 04.12.2012 | Technology

Rumors, reports and downright lies have been swirling around the conditions of Foxconn factories in China that assemble products like Apple's new iPad...

Foxconn Factory's Violations: iPad Factory Workers' Grievances Detailed In Report

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 03.30.2012 | Technology

The results of an audit of three Foxconn factories that manufacture Apple products has turned up "serious and pressing" violations of Chinese labor la...

Apple Reveals New Data On Foxconn Working Conditions

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 03.22.2012 | Technology

Apple has published new information about working conditions in Chinese supplier factories where many iPhone, iPad and MacBook devices are assembled. ...

Chinese Labor Minister: Some Foreign Firms Exploit Workers

Reuters | Ben Blanchard | Posted 05.07.2012 | Technology

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Some foreign companies in China exploit their workers by forcing them to do overtime or underpayin...

Despite Long Hours And Low Pay, Jobs At Apple Supplier Attract Thousands

Reuters | James Pomfret | Posted 04.23.2012 | Technology

By James Pomfret LONGHUA, China (Reuters) - Apple's top manufacturer in China, Foxconn Technology, is having no problems luring fresh w...

Tech Companies Worry That Rising Worker Wages Could Mean Trouble

Reuters | Noel Randewich and Poornima Gupta | Posted 04.23.2012 | Technology

By Noel Randewich and Poornima Gupta SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard and Dell Inc are keeping a close eye on a big jump in wa...

The Dark Side Of The iPad

The New York Times | Posted 01.26.2012 | Technology

The explosion ripped through Building A5 on a Friday evening last May, an eruption of fire and noise that twisted metal pipes as if they were discarde...

Billionaire Foxconn CEO: I Have No Idea How Much Money I Have, 'I'm Working For Society'

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After a string of eleven suicides this year at Chinese electronics manufacturer Foxconn put the company under intense international scrutiny, the buil...

Foxconn Surffers 10th Death This Year

Huffington Post/AP | WILLIAM FOREMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

UPDATED 5/26/2010 GUANGZHOU, China -- A Chinese employee of Foxconn Technology Group jumped from a building to his death Tuesday, state-run media ...

Foxconn Suicide: Eighth Suicide defends labor practices after 8th suicide

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

AP TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's Foxconn Technology, a contract maker of the iPhone and other consumer electronics, insisted Wednesday its treatment of ...