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Here's something you don't see everyday: a smartphone that's sourced "ethically." With all of the hubbub surrounding Foxconn, sweatshop labor and questionable working conditions for the people producing the electronics we buy on a regular basis, Fairphone is hoping to do for phones what has already been done in the world of diamond mining and coffee trading. Based in the Netherlands, Fairphone began around three years ago as a means to produce a phone that was free of conflict minerals, and it has since evolved into an actual hardware start-up. And as of this month, they're opening up pre-orders... Read more...