Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 00:01 UTC
Apple "Apple may be taking some of the burden of assembling the new iMac off Chinese supply partners by performing parts of assembly in the U.S., as a number of newly-purchased standard units are showing an 'Assembled in USA' notation usually reserved for made-to-order machines." Cool. You'd think we'd have more information on this than the article contains, but alas.
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Prison labor
by ozonehole on Tue 4th Dec 2012 23:50 UTC
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Thom said:

Cool. You'd think we'd have more information on this than the article contains, but alas.

Yeah, Apple doesn't like to talk much about the prison labor used by their contractors in China. They also don't like to talk much about the prison labor they now use in the USA. Not they don't care about their employees - the bars on the windows make the use of "suicide nets" (to deter jumpers) unnecessary.

Privatized prisons: one of America's leading growth industries:

http://www.prisonpolicy.org/prisonindex/prisonlabor.html

http://www.cnbc.com/id/44762286

Edited 2012-12-04 23:55 UTC

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