Because it appears the iManufacturer wants its Sino-suppliers to continue the practice, if evidence unveiled by (paywall) investigative website The Information is to be believed.
Citing discoveries made by human rights groups via satellite images, videos, and public statements by Chinese officials, the report “found seven companies supplying device components, coatings and assembly services to Apple that are linked to alleged forced labor involving Uyghurs and other oppressed monitories in China. At least five of those companies received thousands of Uyghur and other minority workers at specific factory sites or subsidiaries that did work for Apple, the investigation found.”
For example, the report identified one computer parts supplier – Advanced-Connectek – that operated in an “industrial park” in the Xinjiang … Read More ➡
Who says you can’t get rich as a public servant?
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm promised during her confirmation process that she would divest her stock ownership in the electric bus and battery maker Proterra, Inc.
Granholm hasn’t abided by her agreement to divest yet President Biden recently gave a promotional virtual tour of Proterra’s facilities opening the door to Granholm making a windfall when Proterra goes public in a matter of weeks.
Senator John Barrasso is asking the Energy Department Inspector General to investigate the potentially lucrative arrangement for Granholm.
Secretary Granholm submitted a U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (Committee) Statement for Completion by Presidential Nominees (Committee Questionnaire), which she signed on January 21, 2021. She responded “Yes” to the following question: “Have you taken appropriate action to avoid any conflict of interest or any appearance of a conflict interest?”
She responded “Yes” … Read More ➡
You wouldn’t know it from the headlines but the Oversight Board found:
“It was not appropriate for Facebook to impose the indeterminate and standardless penalty of indefinite suspension.”
“Facebook did not follow a clear published procedure in this case.”
“It is not permissible for Facebook to keep a user off the platform for an undefined period, with no criteria for when or whether the account will be restored.”
“Facebook refused to answer several questions related to Trump’s news feed visibility.”
The Board rejected “Facebook’s request for it to endorse indefinite restrictions, imposed and lifted without clear criteria.”
It also found “Appropriate limits on discretionary powers are crucial to distinguish the legitimate use of discretion from possible scenarios around the world in which Facebook may unduly silence speech not linked to harm or delay action critical to protecting people.”
Click here to read the decision.… Read More ➡
NLPC Chairman Peter Flaherty has an op-ed on Real Clear Markets critical of Nasdaq’s proposed “diversity” rule for boards of companies listed on the exchange. From the piece:
If there is merit in diversifying the composition of America’s corporate boards, it’s highly doubtful that Nasdaq’s imperious, paint-by-numbers approach is the best way to achieve it. That’s because, for all of their frantic virtue-signaling on the subject, when Nasdaq speaks of “diversity” what they obviously envision is a group of people with essentially cosmetic differences in race, gender and sexual orientation who will, nonetheless, all think and act in the same way.
Click here to read the entire piece on Real Clear Markets.
Earlier, NLPC Counsel Paul Kamenar argued in a public comment filed in January with the SEC that the diversity rule will impose arbitrary racial and gender quotas without showing a compelling governmental interest, and … Read More ➡
Tech Billionaires Bankroll Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors as She Lobbies for ‘Net Neutrality’
Isabel Vincent has this today in the New York Post:
Big Tech has showered Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ PAC and charities with millions in donations — and censors her online critics — as she backs their battle to control the internet.
Philanthropists linked to Facebook, Twitter and Netflix have donated more than $7.5 million to a host of non-profits controlled by Khan-Cullors, who has helped them lobby for “net neutrality.”
From the article:
“Is Black Lives Matter for rent?” said Peter Flaherty, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center. “Charities are not supposed to be vehicles for corporate lobbying, particularly on matters outside the charity’s mission.”
Click here to read the whole story in the New York Post.
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