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Protests are being organized on a global scale against Apple’s use of Foxconn and other China-based manufacturing plants assembling its iPhones and iPads.

Representatives of petition sites Change.org and SumOfUs.org accuse the Big Fruit of turning a deaf ear over harsh working conditions in its outsourced factories. Over 250,000 people have signed petitions demanding Apple to come up with a “worker protection strategy.” These petitions are being delivered to Apple stores in major cities including New York, as you see in the photo.

It is no secret that Foxconn has been criticized for its harsh labor conditions. Spates of suicides have been reported since 2007, with the number of worker suicides dramatically increased between March and May 2010.

However, a recent series of reports from The New York Times have gotten people riled up. Even a group that calls itself Swagg Security has reportedly hacked Foxconn, retrieved usernames and passwords, and uploaded all data onto The Pirate Bay.

Apple has yet to respond as of this posting.

Source: TechCrunch

 
 

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