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TECH 02 Feb 2018 | 2:30 AM

Big brands from Disney to Walmart back tech startups to tackle supply chain slavery

A US$23mil (RM89.77mil) venture fund aiming to tackle the threat of forced labour in big businesses with the help of tech startups was launched on Jan 30, backed by brands from Disney to Walmart.

Technology 29 Nov 2016 | 8:18 AM

For Apple and others, tin supply chain has ties to rebel-held Myanmar mine

From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies.

TECH 30 Nov 2016 | 1:00 AM

Is your T-shirt clean of slavery? Science may soon be able to tell

Shoppers lured by a bargain-priced T-shirt but concerned about whether the item is free of slave labour could soon have the answer – from DNA forensic technology.

TECH 15 Nov 2018 | 9:30 AM

US panel warns against government purchase of Chinese tech

A congressional advisory panel says the purchase of internet-linked devices manufactured in China leaves the United States vulnerable to security breaches that could put critical infrastructure at risk.

TECH 26 Aug 2015 | 9:30 AM

Mapping Malaysia’s manufacturing future

To remain competitive, manufacturers in Malaysia need to move towards automating its workflows through digitisation.

TECH 12 Mar 2017 | 4:00 AM

Silicon Valley firms imperilled by proposed import tariffs, ‘border adjustment tax’

That iPhone may say "assembled in China" on the back but its origins are scattered around the world: wafers from Taiwan, modem chips and batteries from South Korea, displays from Japan, components from Europe and raw materials from Africa, Asia, Europe and the US.