Boeing whistleblower found dead in South Carolina

John Barnett, a former quality manager at Boeing who became a prominent whistleblower and raised concerns over the planemaker’s production line has been found dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Meet Dorsen, 8, who mines cobalt to make your smartphone work

Investigation has found wretched working conditions in unregulated artisanal mines where cobalt is extracted for smartphones: abundant child labor; as young as four years old working; 12-hour daily shifts; workers earning as little as 8p a day; desperately dangerous conditions; exposure to cobalt and dust fumes; mine tunnels are dug by hand by miners who have no protective equipment; recent death reported due to mine collapse.