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N.Y. Times Exposes Abusive Working Conditions At Apple's Chinese Manufacturers

The New York Times published...its second bombshell of a story on inhumane working conditions at Apple’s Chinese manufacturers. So how will the world’s most valuable company, notorious for its secrecy, respond? So far, with silence. The Times profiled Apple’s extensive use of overseas manufacturers on Sunday, but after Apple’s astonishing earnings report on Tuesday, the Times returned with a follow-up report far more damning than its previous one. Reporters Chares Duhigg and David Barboza spoke with several former Apple executives, employees and other individuals who have worked with the company, many of whom detail, in the Times’ words, the “human cost” of making products like the iPad...Despite being given access to the Times' findings, Apple declined to comment for either of the paper's stories. It almost never comments on any stories, good or bad. But that may have to change. Foxconn has been subject of damning reports before, but few with as much in-depth reporting and as much harrowing evidence...

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