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5 April 2016

New assessment tool uses data to help companies take control of supply chain risks

Author: Lyndsay McGregor, Sourcing Journal (USA)

Slavery is still rife in the apparel industry, but new legislation in the U.K. puts the onus on big companies to put an end to forced labor or risk losing out on business...The Modern Slavery Act, which came into effect on Apr. 1, mandates that all...

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19 January 2016

Commentary: The potential impact of the "fourth industrial revolution" on inequality, security, freedom of expression

Author: Nicholas Davis, World Economic Forum

"What is the fourth industrial revolution?", 19 Jan 2016...

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19 January 2016

US-based technology companies exacerbating income inequality, World Bank warns

Author: Danny Yadron, Guardian (UK)

"Silicon Valley tech firms exacerbating income inequality, World Bank warns", 14 Jan. 2016...

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13 January 2016

UK: Tech firms protest provisions of proposed legislation over privacy concerns

Author: Jim Boulden, CNN

Britain is planning a new internet surveillance law and big technology companies hate it. Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Yahoo have joined forces to protest a number of provisions in legislation now passing through parliament. Dubbed a ...

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25 July 2014

USA: Twitter acknowledges lack of women & minorities in its workforce & vows "to change its ways”

Author: Associated Press

"Twitter is latest tech company to acknowledge a shortage of women, black, Latino workers", 23 Jul 2014...

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16 May 2014

UN: ‘Killer Robots’ on the Run

Author: Human Rights Watch

Governments are increasingly recognizing the potential dangers posed by fully autonomous weapons, or “killer robots,” Human Rights Watch said...The first multilateral meeting on the weapon systems concluded on May 16, 2014, at the United Nations in...

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1 August 2011

Taiwan iPhone manufacturer replaces Chinese workers with robots

Author: Tania Branigan, Guardian [UK]

Foxconn has been accused of treating its workers like machines…the company, best known for producing iPhones…has found a solution: use robots instead…Foxconn said…it had overhauled conditions and more than doubled salaries at its vast plant in Longhua,...

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