Life and death in Apples forbidden city

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In an extract from his new book, Brian Merchant reveals how he gained access to Longhua, the vast complex where iPhones are made and where, in 2010, unhappy workers started killing themselves The sprawling factory compound, all grey dormitories and weather-beaten warehouses, blends seamlessly into the outskirts of the Shenzhen megalopolis. Foxconns enormous Longhua plant […]

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China to question Apple about use of app streaming to beat censors

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Three government agencies lead crackdown on popular software which can be used to violate internet regulation Chinese authorities will question Apple over live-streaming video software available on the companys app store, amid an increasingly hostile business environment for foreign firms in the worlds second largest economy. Police, cyberspace administration and cultural law enforcement team will […]

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Apple to fix ‘touch disease’ flaw for iPhone 6 Plus

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The significant flaw in touchscreens can be triggered when devices are dropped multiple times, Apple claimed Apple has acknowledged a significant flaw that causes touchscreens to fail in some iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, claiming the problem can be triggered when devices are dropped multiple times. Announcing the Multi-Touch Repair Program for iPhone 6 Plus on […]

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Strong-arm Apple and tax China bigly: a guide to Trump’s possible tech policies

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Silicon Valley has enjoyed its relationship with Obama, but how will companies such as Google, Apple and Facebook fare under a Trump administration? Americas technology industry has enjoyed a close relationship with President Obamas administration since he was elected in 2008 a fact that will not be lost on president-elect Donald Trump, who pitched his […]

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Images of Duchess of Cambridge and children ‘stolen in iCloud hack’

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Photographs of Prince Williams wife and their children, George and Charlotte, reportedly stolen from Pippa Middleton Photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge and her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are reportedly among 3,000 images stolen from Pippa Middleton by computer hackers. The images, taken from an Apple iCloud storage account belonging to Kate Middletons […]

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Who said it: tech CEO or communist leader? Take our quiz

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This week Mark Zuckerberg announced plans to advance human potential and promote equality. But hes not the only tech billionaire in a Che Guevara shirt Capitalism is catechism in Silicon Valley. The civic religion is entrepreneurism and evangelism is a marketing tool. But for an industry that worships at the altars of the marketplace, the […]

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