Apple is failing to protect workers in Chinese factories, according to an undercover BBC investigation. Exhausted workers were filmed falling asleep on their 12-hour shifts at a Shanghai factory. One employee had to work 18 days in a row despite repeated requests for a day off.

No, but our world is driven by many things, one of them is money p, another is a love of technology. If we want our technology cheap and mass produced, we get the consequence of technologically based sweatshops. Today it is gadgets and gizmos, yesterday and somewhat will today it was garments and tomorrow it will be something else. However tomorrow isn't obviously here, so there is time to change how things progress. Many companies are edging towards reshoring as its called some of their manufacturing back to their home countries, and it may pay off ethically and morally as being the right thing to do. The consumes are in the end the ones that are going to have to adjust, because it is likely going to affect their wallets. Which is how sadly mostly things change in this world.

Though it perturbs me the focus of this is on Apple, sure they may wield a good deal of the power here, given their place in the industry, but today it is Apple, tomorrow it may be Samsung in that higher place. They want Apple to take the lead, rule from the top and all that, and the smaller corps will follow. Well the smaller corps or all the corps are just as much to blame as Apple for these bad practices and could in fact also move on and reshore, and also stop using such places as Foxconn, but they all do, in one way or another mother majority of tech that goes into various comments of our computers, phones and other gadgets goes rough Foxconn and other places like it. Because they are doing what the costumes want, and giving them what they want... At the end here feel a twinge of guilt here, as there is some sad irony here though as I sit here and type it on a tablet, but real change will begin with the consumer and forcing companies to do better, we will all just have to take the hit to are wallet. The question is wether we are going to let it happen by shifting our money away, or wait for the inevitable day when the workers over there can no longer take it and revolvt, because if history has told us anything; every man has a breaking point when he can shoulder only so much pressure heaped onto his back.

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