A new report by Amnesty International claims that Apple, Samsung and Sony are consistently failing to perform the basic checks which are required to ensure that mining operations for essential minerals do not take advantage of child labor.
When you think about child labor, chances are your first thoughts aren't "Wow! Awesome!" And if they are, you're probably a monster. Perhaps the sole exception is if you're thinking of this video. Granted, this is dangerous, and no kid should be doing this, but damned if it isn't impressive how competent the little…
Just a week after riots broke out at Foxconn over working conditions at the Chinese plant that manufactures Apple's glorious new iPhone 5, the company is mixed up in another labor imbroglio. This time, it's over the admitted use of child labor. But sheath thy pichforks because Foxconn's not entirely to blame.
Kids these days, swiping and tapping away at iPads, have absolutely no idea how to fix a mechanical spindle. But until around the Great Depression, children were free to work in factories alongside adults.