Tech Giants Accused by Amnesty of Using Cobalt Dug by ChildrenBy
Mineral is vital component in smart phone, laptop batteries
Up to 20% of nation's cobalt may come from informal mining
Chinese companies that buy cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo and supply mobile-phone and laptop makers such as Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. aren’t fully checking their suppliers and may be acquiring the mineral from mines that rely on child labor, Amnesty International said.
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