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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RE[2]: Prison labor
by ozonehole on Wed 5th Dec 2012 16:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Prison labor"
ozonehole
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I have no proof that Apple in particular is doing this in the USA, though their recent announcement (with no details) about bringing manufacturing back to America leaves me suspicious. Other tech companies are most definitely doing this. The way for Apple and other well-known brands to keep their image clean is to use subcontractors to do the dirty work. Foxconn in China was a front for Apple for years.

Hi-tech prison labor in America:

http://brokenchains.us/TPLU/commentary/prison-labor.html

http://www.alternet.org/story/151732/21st-century_slaves%3A_how...

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