On Contact: Dying For An iPhone

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Professor Jenny Chan about the people in China who make iPhones, iPads and Kindles, driving the huge profits of two of the world’s most powerful [...]

The Infinite Greed, Power And Controls Of Giant Corporations

By Ralph Nader. -

The combination of greed and power often spin out of control and challenge the enforceable rule of law and the countervailing force of the organized civic community. When greed and power are [...]

Apple Execs Face Jail In France After Lawsuit Over Slowing Down iPhones

By Rory Mulholland, Thelocal.fr -

A French activist group has launched a criminal lawsuit against Apple over its policy of slowing down older iPhones in a case that could see the tech giant 's executives jailed and cost it five [...]

How Shareholder Pressure Worked At Apple

By Andrew Behar, www.ecowatch.com -

By Andrew Behar for Eco Watch - A classic example of a negotiation with a notoriously tough corporation that was quite heated (but ended up with a positive change) took place leading up to May 2, [...]

iPhone Or iExploit? Rampant Labor Violations In Apple’s Supply Chain

By Nicki Lisa Cole, www.truth-out.org -

By Nicki Lisa Cole for Truthout - Right now hundreds of thousands of young Chinese workers are laboring on iPhone 7 production lines. With these products set to launch in September, the final [...]

Black Lives Matter Joins Apple In Encryption Fight

By Joan McCarter, www.dailykos.com -

By Joan McCarter for Daily Kos - Civil rights groups have a profound and long-standing interest in law enforcement and the surveillance state, that's what has them joining Apple in its fight with [...]

What’s Really At Stake In The Apple Encryption Debate

By Julia Angwin, www.propublica.org -

By Julia Angwin for Pro Publica - The FBI’s much-discussed request to Apple can seem innocuous: Help us extract six weeks of encrypted data from the locked iPhone of Syed Farook, an employee of [...]

Black Lives Matter Protestors Join Chicago Apple Store Rally

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By Staff of ABC 7 and The Associated Press - CHICAGO (WLS) -- Rallies took place Tuesday evening at Apple stores in Chicago and in cities across the world to protest a court order forcing the [...]

40+ Cities Rally Tuesday Against FBI Over Apple Conflict

By Evan Greer, www.PopularResistance.org -

Evan Greer for Fight For The Future. The FBI just got a judge to order Apple to create a backdoor into the iPhone — putting all of our safety at risk by exposing personal information to hackers, [...]

Secret Memo Details U.S.’s Broader Strategy To Crack Phones

By Michael Riley and Jordan Robertson, www.bloomberg.com -

By Michael Riley and Jordan Robertson for Bloomberg Business - Silicon Valley celebrated last fall when the White House revealed it would not seek legislation forcing technology makers to install [...]

FBI Demands Apple Grant Power To Hack All iPhone Users

By Kevin Gosztola, www.shadowproof.com -

By Kevin Gosztola for Shadowproof - Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the company will oppose the court order, declaring, “The U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and [...]

Snowden: Apple Should Continue To Fight Gov’t On Encryption

By Jenna McLaughlin, www.firstlook.org -

By Jenna McLaughlin in The Intercept - As the Obama administration campaign to stop the commercialization of strong encryption heats up, National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is [...]

The CIA Campaign To Steal Apple’s Secrets

By Jeremy Scahill and Josh Begley, www.firstlook.org -

RESEARCHERS WORKING with the Central Intelligence Agency have conducted a multi-year, sustained effort to break the security of Apple’s iPhones and iPads, according to top-secret documents [...]

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