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Apple Supplier Labor Changes Shifts Focus to Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. may face greater scrutiny of their labor practices as Apple Inc.’s biggest supplier improves conditions at its Chinese plants after protests by rights activists.

Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s biggest assembler of electronics products for other companies, has cut working hours and enhanced safety, the Fair Labor Association said in its first report following an audit of three of the manufacturer’s facilities. Taipei-based Foxconn is ahead of schedule in its 15-month plan to improve working conditions, the association said.