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Samsung’s 2014 labor report is out: Missing goggles but no child workers

Samsung’s 2014 labor report is out: Missing goggles but no child workers

Samsung continues to face struggles to ensure safe working conditions for its suppliers, with a new sustainability report for 2014 revealing ongoing labor issues in China including overworked staff and missing protective equipment, though no signs of child workers. The report, which also covers Samsung's efforts to develop more efficient and economical products, took results from third-party audits of 100 Chinese suppliers, and the results aren't entirely good.

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NSA Transparency Report is in the last place you’d look

NSA Transparency Report is in the last place you’d look

Like so many of our favorite tech companies are doing lately, the NSA has released a “transparency” report. The scope of the report is to give us a better idea of just what the NSA was up to in 2013. Unfortunately, just like some of the other reports we see, it doesn’t give a lot of detail, and may not even be useful in many cases.

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HP employee layoffs grow by another 5,000

HP employee layoffs grow by another 5,000

Aside from some recent smartphone related rumors, much of the HP related chatter has surrounded the Chromebook 11. Or more specifically, the recall for the charger. While the rumor remains just that and the charger recall seems to be moving forward, the HP talk has once again shifted towards employee layoffs. This is far from the first we have heard on this subject, however it appears another 5,000 employees will be facing a not so happy new year.

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Apple’s Samsung reliance grows despite legal drama says research

Apple’s Samsung reliance grows despite legal drama says research

Apple's attempts to extricate itself from Samsung reliance for components have ironically seen the Cupertino firm increase orders for some parts, new research suggests. Samsung supplied more full-sized iPad panels for Apple than LG Display did in two out of the three months of Q2 2013, NPD DisplaySearch says, and in fact has seen a dramatic uptick in how many LCD screens it sends to iPad production lines from the top of this year.

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