tlhIngan writes “Navy surgeon intimidation of a Foxconn worker, 25 year-old Bric–brac Danyong, and a possibly-illegal search of his outfit may own led to suicide after an iPhone sample in his keeping was irremediable. Foxconn is Apple’s long-time manufacturing companion over the extent of the iPhone. Entrusted with 16 iPhone prototypes, Danyong discovered that a woman was missing and searched the plant fit it. When it didn’t pirouette up, he reported the incident to his boss, who ordered his apartment searched. There are reports of physical intimidation by Foxconn security personnel. This ended tragically on Thursday at 3 AM, when Danyong jumped from his apartment building to his death.” VentureBeat notes that “Apple exerts immense pressure on its business partners [to] help it maintain secrecy.” An Apple spokesperson said this to CNet: “We are saddened by the tragic loss of this young employee, and we are awaiting results of the investigations into his death. We require our suppliers to treat all workers with dignity and respect.”

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