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Along with the launch of the iPad, many stories broke of the suicides at the Foxconn factory where many Apple products are built and manufactured.
Apple investigated Foxconn after complaints were made in 2006, in particular focusing on bad employment practices and workers spending too long building products and not having enough time off. However, Foxconn did announce that it would bring in counsellors to better 'support its workers'.
Only a few weeks ago, an explosion at the iPad-building plant killed at least two and injured over a dozen. The iPad stock may be affected.
Though many of the companies who use the plant have promised to investigate, little has come to fruition.
When Jason Chen of Gizmodo received a prototype of the new iPhone 4, he could not have possibly been able to gauge the reaction and the consequences of his actions.
He published a video showing himself with the iPhone 4 before its release along with a full review and breakdown of the phone.
Police kicked down the door to his home and searched every piece of computing equipment they could find, from hard disks all the way down to flash drives.
Questions were raised of Apple's involvement with the lawsuit and the subsequent legal action against Chen, and even whether Chen was protected under freedom of the press rights held in California and the United States.
Apple eventually asked for the phone back, for which Gizmodo and Chen were happy to oblige -- even with the saga that had kicked off in between.
No computer or operating system is entirely invulnerable from security threats and malware. But Apple has had a long history of advertising its products as being secure.
Yet this past month has blown that entirely out of the water, with colleague Ed Bott discovering the 'Mac Defender' malware: a piece of malicious software which is installed under false pretence. With testimony from Apple whistleblowers, the problem became ever apparent and was soon to all but rage out of control.