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The Digest: Apple ‘failing to protect workers’… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Gaming, Google, Sony, The Digest, Twitter, Video games Leave a Comment

Apple 'failing to protect Chinese factory workers' | BBC News "Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation. Filming on an iPhone 6 production line showed Apple's promises to protect workers were routinely broken. It found standards on workers' hours, ID…

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The Digest: Uber under fire… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Censorship, Gadgets, Google, Internet, Microsoft, Nokia, Smartwatches, Tablet, Xbox One Leave a Comment

Uber executive suggests digging up dirt on journalists | BuzzFeed "A senior executive at Uber suggested that the company should consider hiring a team of opposition researchers to dig up dirt on its critics in the media — and specifically to spread details of the personal life of a female journalist who has…

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Chinese cinemas post text messages on-screen during movies

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We've all been there – getting annoyed with stupid people who insist on using their phones while watching a film in a cinema. But now some cinemas in China are actually encouraging such anti-social behaviour. Cinemas in Beijing, Shanghai and other major Chinese cities are experimenting with “bullet screens” on which members of the audience can…

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iPhone location services are no threat to Chinese national security, says Apple

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Apple has refuted Chinese claims that the location tracking features of its smartphone should be considered a threat to the country's national security. The controversy blew up over the weekend when China’s state-owned television channel, CCTV, warned that location tracking tapped into sensitive location data and could even compromise state secrets. The report criticised the…

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