Workers

06.02.15
Chlorine leak injures five at Apple data center
06.02.15

Chlorine leak injures five at Apple data center

It hasn't been the best week for Apple. After a small fire broke out at its Arizona facility, it's...

By N. Summers,   06.02.15
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12.03.14
Amazon's Mechanical Turk workers want to be treated like humans
12.03.14

Amazon's Mechanical Turk workers want to be treated like humans

Amazon's Mechanical Turk service is all about using humans to perform computer-like tasks, such as...

By J. Fingas,   12.03.14
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08.07.14
Microsoft's idea of severance pay is a free Lumia 630
08.07.14

Microsoft's idea of severance pay is a free Lumia 630

If your firm, like Microsoft, was preparing huge layoffs, you'd expect a sweet incentive to leave,...

By D. Cooper,   08.07.14
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04.09.14
No work emails after 6PM please, we're French
04.09.14

No work emails after 6PM please, we're French

Sure, the French have it sweet with a 35 hour work week and five+ weeks of paid vacation. But (Mon...

By S. Dent,   04.09.14
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12.13.13
Foxconn still not in compliance with all local labor laws, but it's getting better
12.13.13

Foxconn still not in compliance with all local labor laws, but it's getting better

Remember when Apple and Foxconn pledged to improve working conditions, increase wages and limit wo...

By S. Buckley,   12.13.13
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11.26.12
Samsung's report on Chinese suppliers makes for grim reading, especially between the lines
11.26.12

Samsung's report on Chinese suppliers makes for grim reading, especially between the lines

On the face of it, Samsung's latest report on working conditions at the factories of its Chinese s...

By S. Sakr,   11.26.12
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10.22.12
Motorola Solutions outs HC1 head-mounted computer, keeps workers' hands free in sticky situations (update: video)
10.22.12

Motorola Solutions outs HC1 head-mounted computer, keeps workers' hands free in sticky situations (update: video)

We're very familiar with Kopin's Golden-i, but it was surprising that an early collaboration with...

By J. Fingas,   10.22.12
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07.28.12
HP laptop comes with webcam standard, peek at Chinese factory as bonus (video)
07.28.12

HP laptop comes with webcam standard, peek at Chinese factory as bonus (video)

Most tours of Chinese factories at least give workers a heads-up that they'll be on camera. Not so...

By J. Fingas,   07.28.12
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03.29.12
Fair Labor Association finds multiple violations at Foxconn facilities
03.29.12

Fair Labor Association finds multiple violations at Foxconn facilities

The Fair Labor Association has announced the first results of its Foxconn investigation. The re...

By K. Hodgkins,   03.29.12
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