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[News] [Rival] Apple Should be Held Accountable for Crimes at 'Its' Factories, Other Bad News

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Apple Should be Held Accountable for Crimes at 'Its' Factories, Other Bad News
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 10:07:10 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Perhaps We Should Hold Apple And Other U.S. Companies Responsible For Foxconn's Crimes

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| Buried in a Reuters report on  Foxconn, a 
| division of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision 
| Industry, is a description of an attack on a 
| journalist visiting a Foxconn factory in China 
| while chasing down a lead on an Apple product. 
| The journalist was taking pictures of the 
| factory from a public road, he says, when two 
| guards attacked him and tried to drag him into 
| the factory:In China, a Reuters reporter found 
| out the hard way how seriously some Apple 
| suppliers take security.Tipped by a worker 
| outside the Longhua complex that a nearby 
| Foxconn plant was manufacturing parts for 
| Apple too, our correspondent hopped in a taxi 
| for a visit to the facility in Guanlan, which 
| makes products for a range of companies.As he 
| stood on the public road taking photos of the 
| front gate and security checkpoint, a guard 
| shouted.


I Worry About The iPad, Not Apple

,----[ Quote ]
| FrontPage doesn't do so well, but that hardly 
| brings Microsoft down. Its other product 
| offerings wipe away any mediocre performance 
| by that one program. So several years later, 
| they can quietly kill the FrontPage.
| And the same can happen with the iPad. Even a 
| worst-case scenario isn't all that bad for 
| Apple, assuming its other products continue on 
| their growth trajectory.


Jobs' damns Flash

,----[ Quote ]
| In a meeting Jobs spoke forth and said unto 
| executives at the Wall Street Journal that 
| verily Flash is an abomination in his sight, 
| for is it not a CPU hog, full of security 
| holes, and old technology that crashes Mac OS 
| X? He further said that Flash was like unto 
| the floppy drive that he had banished from his 
| Macs.


Apple squashes wobbly jub app

,----[ Quote ]
| Apple has decided to pull the jubtastic Wobble 
| iBoobs from its App Store as part of an 
| alleged puritanical clamp-down on "overtly 
| sexual content".


Help File: A belated fix for MacBook hard drives; a Windows patch gone bad

,----[ Quote ]
| Back when I was getting these reports about 
| self-destructing MacBook drives -- which, in 
| turn, followed published reports of 
| manufacturing defects in certain models -- I 
| asked Apple publicists twice for comment, but 
| the Cupertino, Calif., company stuck to its 
| usual silence.



Apple Prepares DRM For The iPad

,----[ Quote ]
| Slaveware companies go even further and use
| the word IP to confuse users. IP is a stupid
| bundle of Trademark, Copyright, Patent and
| much more. You can't put patents and Trademark
| in the same basket, especially in the case of
| software or products which are in the software
| format. In a lot of countries software patents
| are not valid, but with the usage of the word
| IP these companies try to bring software under
| that umbrella of protection.


iPad Vs HP, Google, Dell, Camangi Slates

,----[ Quote ]
| Interestingly, the iPad will not be
| challenged from Microsoft but from the
| sleeping-giant Gnu-Linux. Here is a
| comparison with some of the to-be-released
| Gnu-Linux powered tablets.


A look at Apple's love for DRM and consumer lock-ins

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| Apple makes great productsâyou'll get no
| argument from us. But Apple also likes
| keeping tight control over those products,
| and if anyone outside of Apple's blessed
| circle attempts to get in, the company is
| more than willing to try to use (or abuse)
| the law to its advantage.


What is DRM doing in my garage?

,----[ Quote ]
| My new garage door opener comes with both DRM
| and a DMCA warning: don't even think about
| using a third-party remote. But didn't a
| federal court already say this sort of
| behavior was illegal years ago?


Apple & Audiobook Firms Insist On DRM

,----[ Quote ]
| Yes, Apple. The company that at one point
| claimed DRM was bad and should be ditched,
| and convinced the record labels to ditch DRM.
| Yet, as we've noted in the past, outside of
| music, Apple is still a huge DRM supporter.

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