The House Passed a Budget Bill That Also Repeals Conflict Mineral Reporting Requirements
The rule is designed to track whether the minerals came from conflict areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Periodic Table of iPhone Elements
Some of the minerals in your iPhone threaten both the environment and human rights.
There Is Nothing Pretentious About Being a Vegan
A while back, I received a very angry email from someone about an article I once wrote. In the article, I mentioned that I wasn't a huge fan of eating in pretentious restaurants. I also mentioned that I am a vegan, which this man did not appreciate.
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The Congolese Miners Who Suffer So You Can Have a Smartphone
Judith Prat is a Spanish photojournalist who has been capturing the harsh realities facing miners of coltan in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Coltan is a mineral essential for the manufacture of the tiny capacitors that make smart phones, computers...
Everything You Do is Unethical, So Get Off Your High Horse Already
Every single thing you do is unethical. If you didn't just dab yourself with a wet, Dr. Bronner's covered rag this morning in lieu of a shower, consider yourself an unethical fuck-up.
Intel Says Its Chips Are Now Conflict Mineral-Free
According to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, the world's leading chip maker has been working towards the goal of conflict mineral-free chips for four years.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Gold
The past, present, and future of the world's most famous mineral.
Learning How Your iPhone Was Made: There Was an App For That
Now there's an iPhone game about the real people who suffer and die to make iPhones, and Apple doesn't like it very much.
Blood Phones: The Conflict Minerals of Congo
h5. Here's the trailer to our upcoming film, The VICE Guide to Congo coming soon to Motherboard.tv and VICE. Walking through the jungle in the dead of night with a group of Rwandan rebels best known for their expertise at rape and murder wasn’t...