China’s Foxconn makes Apple’s iPhone. News reports say a worker committed suicide after a new generation iPhone prototype in his care went missing. Some reports say the worker was tortured. John Gruber of Daring Fireball:
Even if the missing prototype was stolen, not lost (and let’s not be naive about how unlikely it would be for someone to lose, Uncle Billy-style, a secret Apple prototype when it’s clear that Foxconn doesn’t exactly chalk such losses up with an “oh, well”), torture is evil. Apple needs to investigate this, publish the results, and if the man was truly tortured, sever ties with Foxconn.
Which would benefit whom? Did John sever ties with the U.S. government when it tortured prisoners?