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CyberFrequencies on the human cost of Apple's magic gadgets

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3/16/2012 NOTE FROM JOHN RABE: After an investigation by Marketplace reporter Rob Schmitz, Daisey has admitted that he lied about many of the details in this story, so we're retracting this episode of CyberFrequencies. Daisey also duped This American Life, which aired a much longer segment about the supposed story. This American Life is spending all of this weekend's show on the issue, and Marketplace is also reporting in-depth on the story.

As tech geeks drool over the iPad 2, Tanya Jo Miller and Queena Kim look into allegations of poor working conditions – not to mention high suicide rates – for workers at Foxconn, Apple’s Chinese factory.

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