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Apple Condemns BBC Reports About Factory And Tin Supplier Conditions

Earlier this week, the BBC aired an hourlong documentary program on conditions for workers in factories assembling Apple products in China, and conditions in tin mines in Indonesia that supply Apple. Factory footage showed iPhone assemblers begging for time off and dozing off on the assembly line, and an illegal tin mine in Indonesia that is purportedly part of Apple’s … [More]

If You're Appalled That Apple Uses Tin From Child-Labor Mud Mines, You Should Stop Buying iPhones (And Lots Of Other Things)

The BBC traced Apple's supply chain back to its roots and found that, among other things, tin used in iPhones comes from dangerous mud mines in Indonesia that employ and kill children and that Chinese people who assemble iPhones work such long hours that they occasionally fall asleep on the job. Show More Summary

NPCT1 to Develop New CT in Jakarta

  PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) (“IPC”), Mitsui & Co, Ltd. (“Mitsui”), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (“NYK Line”)

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today (AAPL, GOOG, FB, AMZN)

Good morning! It's going to be a pretty cloudy day in London today. Here's the tech news you need to know this Friday. 1. A BBC Panorama investigation revealed that Apple may be sourcing tin from illegal mines in Indonesia. The documentary used hidden camera footage to expose working conditions inside Apple's suppliers. Show More Summary

Rocket Internet’s Easy Taxi Gives Up Battling Uber In India, Indonesia And Hong Kong

Easy Taxi, the Rocket Internet-backed rival to Uber and others, is aborting plans to launch in India and ducking out of two other markets in Asia. Read More

Indonesia’s New President Infuriates Elites with Thrifty Populism

Just a month into his first term, Indonesia’s eccentric new President Joko Widodo set a seemingly odd tone when he issued a November 2014 decree to his country’s bureaucrats and politicians about their eating habits. From now on, heShow More Summary

VIDEO: How Palm Oil is Causing Environmental Destruction in Indonesia

The team of Coconuts TV went to south Sumatra in Indonesia to document the impact of the burning of peatlands and forests to make way for the expanding palm oil plantations. The burning of forests in Sumatra is causing the displacement of endangered species in the island; and it also...

Orangutan killed over palm oil had 40 shotgun pellets in her body

A female orangutan was shot and killed in Nyaru Menteng, Indonesia last week in the species' latest struggle with the palm oil industry. Riddled with over 40 shotgun pellets, the orangutan was found with her arms and legs broken on a plantation owned by the

Deadly tsunami recalled on Smithsonian Channel

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

It’s been 10 years since a huge earthquake erupted beneath the Indian Ocean, creating a tsunami that unleashed waves as high as 100 feet across the coastlines of Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and 15 other countries.Read full articl...

The new male birth control pill could be up to 99% effective!

Men! The responsibility for whether you have children or not could soon be completely upon you. According to scientists from Airlangga University in Indonesia, a male contraceptive pill derived from the plant Justicia gendarussa is '99% effective,' meaning

Indonesia Editor Faces Five Years in Prison For Blasphemy Over Anti-ISIS Cartoon

Indonesian police summoned The Jakarta Post editor-in-chief Meidyatama Suryodiningrat over an anti-Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) cartoon the prominent newspaper published in July. He faces five years in prison if a court convicts him of blasphemy. Show More Summary

Indonesia searches for landslide survivors

At least 20 people dead and more than 80 people missing after disaster in Central Java blamed on torrential rains.

Indonesia landslide kills 18, leaves 90 missing

BANJARNEGARA, Indonesia (AP) — A mudslide set off by torrential rains rushed down hills into a village in central Indonesia and swept away scores of homes, killing at least 18 people and leaving 90 others missing, officials said Saturday.

8 dead, 100 missing in Indonesian landslide: official

A landslide triggered by torrential downpours has killed at least 12 people and left nearly 100 others missing on Indonesia's main island of Java, an official said Saturday. Hundreds of rescuers were digging through mud and rubble after...Show More Summary

Deadly Indonesia landslide leaves 100 missing

Seven people confirmed dead and search under way for scores of others after mudslide buries homes in Java province.

Indonesia editor in trouble over ISIL cartoon

Police accuse editor of Jakarta Post of blasphemy after newspaper published cartoon that purportedly insulted Islam.

Would-Be Cops Face Indonesia's 'Virginity Test'

Women hoping to become police officers in Indonesia need to be strong, healthy—and should have an intact hymen, officials say, to determine whether or not they are moral. The revelation has sparked a new round of debates about women's rights in this highly conservative nation, the New York Times...

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