Date: May 26, 2010
Complex says: The most tragic tech story of 2010 revolves around the suicides at the world's largest electronics manufacturer: Foxconn. Responsible for building parts for every major tech company from Apple to Nintendo, the company suffered 10 suicide deaths during 2010, with rumors of inhumane working conditions and mistreatment swarming media outlets and Internet blogs. Since the tragedies, Foxconn has instituted new measures to help raise awareness and prevent future deaths—installing safety nets on buildings, providing group counseling, and offering 30-percent raises. That's cool and all, but we're still curious to know what goes on behind closed factory doors. There's going to be a movie about this in 10 years.