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Foxconn, the company that builds both the iPhone and the iPad, came under fire last year after a string of suicides led to an investigation of the company's conditions. Both Apple and Foxconn promised to make certain that reforms were enacted to improve working conditions. A new report, released today, is the first detailed investigation on how things have changed at the company. Improvements, thus far, have been sporadic at the least. Foxconn's Chengdu facility. Additional production space under construction. The SACOM report indicates that while things at Foxconn have improved to a degree, wages are widely miscalculated with the difference either unpaid or not paid for months. Overtime Work... Read more...