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Apple manufacturer Foxconn promises to cut hours, raise wages

Workers at Foxconn, the massive factory complex in China that supplies U.S. tech giant Apple and dozens of other titans of electronic industry, will soon see reduced hours, higher wages and improved working conditions according to a company statement in response to a devastating new report by the Fair Labor…

Apple gadget maker has ‘significant’ labor issues: audit

WASHINGTON — Workplace abuses were uncovered in an audit that equated to “a full body scan” of three Chinese factories pumping out coveted Apple gadgets, independent investigators reported on Thursday. Employees at each of the factories had exceeded a work-week limit of 76 hours set by Chinese law and, in…

Yahoo! promises to implement do-not-track provisions on its ad networks

Yahoo! on Thursday said that it will soon add a tool to its websites that allows visitors to signal that they don’t want their online activity tracked for ad targeting or other ends. The California-based Internet pioneer promised to deploy a “Do Not Track solution” across its global network, including…

Consumer Reports: Most medical implants never tested for safety

The majority of medical devices implanted into patients’ bodies have never been tested by the FDA, according to a stunning report from the consumer advocacy magazine Consumer Reports. The report stated that while tens of millions of Americans live with some form of medical implant in their body, few of…

Oracle, Google patent case looks headed for court

Google and Oracle continued legal wrangling in a dimming effort to reach a deal to avoid facing off before jurors in a patent case trial. The trial remained set to start next month in a San Francisco federal court after Oracle spurned a proposal that Google pay about $3 million in…

China tells Apple to ‘care for workers’

The man tipped to be China’s next leader has told Apple that foreign firms should protect workers, state media said Thursday, as the US giant fends off criticism over factory conditions in China. International labour watchdog groups have said workers in Chinese plants run by major Apple supplier Foxconn of…

FBI’s top cyber cop admits that hackers are winning

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is losing its battle with computer hackers, according to Shawn Henry, the agency’s top cyber cop. Henry said during a press conference Wednesday morning that over the course of numerous investigations, the FBI has obtained the private data of corporations that were targeted by…

Comcast exempts its new streaming video service from bandwidth caps

U.S. cable network operator Comcast said this week that its new Xfinity online streaming video service would be exempt from the bandwidth caps it imposes on its own Internet subscribers, raising alarms that it could be committing a serious violation of Internet neutrality principles. The company launched their Xfinity streaming…

Lulz Security ‘reborn’ with military dating site hack

SAN FRANCISCO — A Lulz Security hacker group that bade farewell to the world last year appeared to make a comeback with a trove of data looted from a dating website for soldiers. Hackers referring to themselves as “LulzSec Reborn” made a cache of information evidently stolen from MilitarySingles.com website…

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