Daily Cuppa: Samsung "inhumane" to workers, iPhone 5 to tempt Android users

Summary:Apple denies giving unique iPhone and iPad identifiers to FBI, and BitTorrent pirates need to watch their backs.

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Looks like the hot water Samsung was in over violating labour laws just got hotter. On Monday, the Korea-based vendor announced that it was reviewing over 250 of its Chinese suppliers for breaking the law, particularly concerning child labour. But the spotlight is now squarely on Samsung, with China Labor Watch accusing the vendor of "inhumane" treatment of workers in its own plants in China.

Where's the loyalty at, Android users? According to a survey by online retailer Techbargains, 22 percent of existing Android users have no qualms over dumping their handset for the upcoming iPhone 5 .

The survey was done on 1,332 people. BlackBerry owners, however, take the cake for being the most disloyal, with 38 percent prepared to give their current device the boot for the new iPhone.

On more Apple news, the electronics giants has denied giving the FBI any unique device identifiers associated with its iPhone and iPad devices.

Yesterday, AntiSec, the joint operation between Anonymous and LulSec, claimed to have obtained 12 million Apple device identifiers from an FBI agent's laptop. The FBI has since denied this.

Are you a pirate? No, not the wooden leg variety. If you pirating copyright content through BitTorrent, then you might want to read this report from the University of Birmingham about a program operated by rights holders that can find pirates in as little as three hours .

Nokia has launched its new range of Windows Phone 8 Lumias . According to an IDC analyst, what makes the phones unique is the "range of services that Nokia developed to create additional value to its clients, and to compete with other Windows Phones that will come to market in the next quarters".

Topics: Apple, Mobility, Samsung, Security


Spandas forayed into tech journalism in 2009 as a fresh university graduate spurring her passion for all things tech. Based in Australia, Spandas covers enterprise and business IT.

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