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

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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 chemicals and unsafe conditions every day. We’ve been hearing similar stories across other industries for years, but this one’s on us — the tech community.

That’s right — all of us. It’s not just Apple. Motorola (whose acquisition by Google got a green light this week) and Nokia are doing it. Toshiba, HP, Dell, and Sony all use factories the New York Times reports as “bleak.”

It’s virtually guaranteed that behind every gadget stands an army of underpaid workers and polluting factories.

Read the full story: Dylan’s Desk: You are all to blame for Apple’s factories | VentureBeat.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    I think you mean the corporations (or rather the executives in charge of corporations) are to blame. The consumers, now that we are informed, can start to make better choices by buying brands that support proper labor practices.

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