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Submission + - This American Life Retracts Episode on Apple Factories in China->

Hartree writes: This American Life aired an episode in January about visiting Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen China that supplies Apple with iPhones and iPads. It was the most downloaded of all of its episodes.

That show helped prompt Apple to release, for the first time, a list of its suppliers and allow outside audits of working conditions at its suppliers. (Discussed here on a previous Slashdot story.)

This American Life has now retracted the episode after finding out that Mike Daisey, whose visit to the factory the show was based on, fabricated portions of the story. This included a number of minor items, but also major ones such as his saying that he personally met underage workers and those poisoned by hexane exposure.

To set the record straight, this weekend's episode of This American Life will present how they were mislead into airing a flawed story.

TAL's press release (pdf) is here.

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Submission + - FBI names, arrests Anon who infiltrated its secret conference call->

Hartree writes: Ars Technica reports: The anonymous operative that recorded a conference call by the FBI and other international cybecrime units has been arrested in Ireland.

This is due to information apparently provided to the FBI by Sabu, the LulzSec head who was named and indicted earlier today along with several other members.

Interestingly, one of the topics discussed during the intercepted call was delaying UK court cases to avoid interfering with a major operation that the NY FBI was planning.

Ironically, that operation was the investigation leading to Sabu and LulzSec's arrest earlier today. That also lead to the arrest of the person recording that very call.

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Submission + - FBI names, arrests Anon who infiltrated its secret conference call->

Hartree writes: Ars Technica reports: The anonymous operative that recorded a conference call by the FBI and other international cybecrime units has been arrested in Ireland.

This is due to information apparently provided to the FBI by Sabu, the LulzSec head who was named and indicted earlier today along with several other members.

Interestingly, one of the topics discussed during the intercepted call was delaying UK court cases to avoid interfering with a major operation that

Ironically, that operation was the investigation leading to Sabu and LulzSec's arrest earlier today. That also lead to the arrest of the person recording that very call.

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Submission + - WHO: Cell Phones May Cause Cancer->

Hartree writes: A World Health Organization group of experts doing a review of previous studies concluded that they could not rule out the the possibility that cell phones increase brain cancer risk. The judge the possibility to be great enough to warrant measures to reduce exposure. Hands free operation or testing were mentioned.
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