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June 14, 2006

Is that a slave–made device in your pocket?

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5079590.stm

Apple claims to be investigating after the Mail on Sunday claimed that workers in China (who the billionaire owner of apple, Steve Jobs, outsourced the production of iPods to) are being exploited and forced to work up to 15 hour days for as little as £27 a month. The claims also say that in another factory where workers are paid £54 a month half of that is taken back by the people who run the complex for food and board. These workers could be doing at least 6 days a week in 15 hour shifts.

If your wondering how much £27 is in terms of what they are making it is about 12% of the value of just one iPod… smells like exploitation.

Who says Apple is the less evil alternative to Microsoft?


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