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Apple, Samsung, Sony Face Child Labor Accusations

Amnesty International has accused Apple, Samsung, Sony and other companies of not ensuring their supply lines are free of minerals mined by children. The human rights group said in a report about the mining of cobalt that children as young as seven are working in dangerous conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cobalt is a key mineral used in the making of lithium-ion batteries used in electronic devices, and the DRC produces at least 50 percent of the world’s cobalt. The...

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