Apple suspends iPhone assembler Pegatron over labor violations in China

-Apple suspended future business with Pegatron, a key partner for assembling iPhones, saying the Taiwanese manufacturer violated its labor rules. -This isn’t the first time Apple has come under fire for the labor conditions in the factories that make up its supply chain in China. Apple said Monday it has suspended future business with Pegatron, a key partner for assembling products like iPhones and iPods, for violating its labor rules. “Several weeks ago, we discovered Pegatron — one of Apple’s suppliers in China — violated Apple’s Supplier Code of Conduct in its administration of a student work-study program,” an Apple spokesperson told CNBC. Apple said Pegatron misclassified student workers and falsified paperwork to help disguise violations of Apple’s code of conduct. Students were allowed to work nights and/or overtime and sometimes students worked on projects unrelated to their major, Apple told CNBC. Those students were ultimately compensated for their work and

PlayStation 5: Sony confident coronavirus won't change release plans

Gamers across the world are about to get their first look at what the PlayStation 5 can do. The successor to one of the best-selling consoles ever is due out later this year and, speaking to Radio 1 Newsbeat, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan says fans will see it in action in less than a week.

Microsoft 'to replace journalists with robots'

Microsoft is to replace dozens of contract journalists on its MSN website and use automated systems to select news stories, US, and UK media reports. The curating of stories from news organizations and the selection of headlines and pictures for the MSN site is currently done by journalists. Around 50 contract news producers will lose their jobs.

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