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'Outraged' Apple CEO Deems N.Y. Times' Exposé 'Offensive'

Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the company's human rights record and indirectly lambasted recent stories in the New York Times and other outlets that brought that record into question, according to an internal e-mail leaked to 9 to 5 Mac. Neither Cook nor his company has seen fit to respond publicly to the damning exposes, which revealed inhumane working conditions at Apple’s Chinese manufacturing suppliers...Cook...seeks to explain all that Apple is doing to look after said workers. “We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain. Any accident is deeply troubling, and any issue with working conditions is cause for concern,” Cook wrote...“Any suggestion that we don’t care is patently false and offensive to us. As you know better than anyone, accusations like these are contrary to our values. It’s not who we are.”...Foxconn, a major Apple supplier, denied many of the problems cited in the reports...Cook's e-mail, which might as well represent Apple’s response, insists the situation is improving and that Apple is doing all that it can....Those that spoke with the Times suggested Apple is not doing all it can to help the workers...

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