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Many of the challenges faced by social media companies come down to failures of design. shutterstock.com

Ethical design is the answer to some of social media’s problems

Tech companies are beginning to recognise that there is an ethical dimension to their work, and that they have some responsibility for the well-being of their users.
Kids shouldn’t be expected to self-regulate the amount of time they spend on the device. And parents are finding it tougher and tougher to impose limits. Vitalinka/Shutterstock.com

Does Apple have an obligation to make the iPhone safer for kids?

The problem isn't kids owning smartphones. But when daily use exceeds two hours a day, mental health issues start to crop up.
The iPhone X’s big new features come with a high price tag. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Will the iPhone X be a hit beyond Apple diehards? 3 questions answered

Apple's latest iPhone sold out within minutes of its launch, but questions still remain about whether that pace of demand will continue and, if so, whether the company's supply chain will be able to keep up.
As the iPhone X rolls out, there are plenty of security expectations and concerns waiting to be verified by users and researchers. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Face ID and iOS 11: a few lingering security questions about the new iPhone X

While security researchers are yet to perform a thorough analysis of iOS 11 and Face ID, past issues with the hardware and software of the iPhone point to areas of potential concern.
Many accused Delta, shown here over Tampa in 2014, and other carriers of price gouging ahead of Irma, but it’s just business as normal. Drew Horne/Shutterstock.com

Irma price gouging highlights sad truth: Consumer fleecing is the new normal

Some consumers were alarmed that airlines were charging thousands of dollars to get out of the hurricane's path. That's actually business as usual for more and more companies.
Foxconn was nominated for the 2011 Public Eye Award, which produced this image as part of its campaign to end labour exploitation. Greenpeace Switzerland/flickr

A bloody decade of the iPhone

The first ten years of the iPhone has been a bloody decade of labour abuse, especially in Chinese factories such as those run by Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer.

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