Before we start patting Apple on the back, let’s not. Expectations shouldn’t be so low that we applaud when tech companies forbid abusive behavior. This should’ve been prohibited from the beginning. After all, Apple knew that at least eight of its supplier factories were using bonded labor back in 2013, two audit reports ago.

Um, yeah… But also:

After all, this isn’t just an issue with Apple. It is something that every tech company with overseas suppliers needs to stop.

via Apple JUST Got Around to Banning 'Bonded Servitude' In Its Factories .

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  1. “Um, yeah… But also:”

    Good to see you telling those hard truths, Kirk. After all, it’s not like Tim Cook is the only major tech CEO who got his position by being a “supply chain specialist”, or in other words, pioneering this kind of modern slavery. And after all, it’s not like Apple makes 95% of all mobile hardware profits, and might have some kind of special responsibility here.

    Good to see you maintaining your cromulent use of the popular “whataboutism” technique, used by corrupt apologists for industries like fossil fuel in their climate denial misdirection efforts. So many honest pundits have too many scruples to go there, unlike you.

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    • Dang, Chucky, I welcome your comments, and I respect the fact that you disagree with me. But that last paragraph is just out of context, and actually suggests something that is not true. Be polite.

  2. “Um, yeah… But also:”

    Good to see you telling those hard truths, Kirk. After all, it’s not like Tim Cook is the only major tech CEO who got his position by being a “supply chain specialist”, or in other words, pioneering this kind of modern slavery. And after all, it’s not like Apple makes 95% of all mobile hardware profits, and might have some kind of special responsibility here.

    Good to see you maintaining your cromulent use of the popular “whataboutism” technique, used by corrupt apologists for industries like fossil fuel in their climate denial misdirection efforts. So many honest pundits have too many scruples to go there, unlike you.

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    • Dang, Chucky, I welcome your comments, and I respect the fact that you disagree with me. But that last paragraph is just out of context, and actually suggests something that is not true. Be polite.

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