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Foxcon iPhone workers line up. Photo by  Flickr user Photo Giddy

Customers petition Apple to demand better working conditions abroad

You may have head reports a couple weeks ago about Foxcon, a major Apple supplier, and their reputation for horrible working conditions ($1/hr pay, explosions that have injured dozens of people, and even installing suicide nets last year). Since this news got out, online petitions have sprouted up all over change.org and sumofus.org garnering about 250,000 signatures. On Feb. 10, half a dozen Apple retail stores will be visited by protestors demanding improved working conditions. Protestors gathered in Washington D.C , New York City, San Francisco, Sydney and Bangalore to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the Apple Corporation . Change.org’s human rights supervisor, Sara Ryan told CNN:

“This is a really huge step for us, in combining all the voices we’ve collected from people all over the world asking Apple to clean up their supply chain.”

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iGenius: Exploitation or Exaltation?

by Christen Thompson Online Editor On Sunday, Oct. 16 the Discovery Channel, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters will show a special on Steve Jobs life. It will feature celebrities and journalists talking about the innovations that Jobs brought to the world and technology in general. On a commercial, Pete Wentz  of Fall Out […]

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Steve Jobs, former Apple CEO dies

by Christen Thompson Managing Editor, Online Just 11 days after resigning as chairman of Apple, co-founder Steve P. Jobs died on Wednesday, Oct. 5. He was 56. Check out the video below, in which Jobs delivers the 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University. It details some highlights of his life and conveys a lot of […]

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Top ten global news stories

by Anna Cabe Online Content Editor 1. On Aug. 21, rebels took the Libyan capital of Tripoli after six months of fighting with leader Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s forces. Qaddafi could not be found. This is the third successful coup since the beginning of the “Arab Spring.” Tunisia’s Pres. Ben Ali in Jan. and Egypt’s Pres. […]

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