Your Mobile Phone: The New Human Rights Watchdog

Jan 28, 2013 5:15 AM ET
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In our increasingly wired world, information is just a click, tweet or text away. As we saw recently, consumers are harnessing the power of technology to understand how their own purchases impact the environment. But a few organizations are using technology to spread awareness and inspire action by taking human rights violations out of the factory and into your pocket.

Ever wonder if forced labor was used to make your wardrobe? A website is now providing the answers. According to Fast Company Co.Exist, Slavery Footprint uses information from the Department of Labor, Department of State and Transparency International to tell you how many slaves may have been involved in making your belongings.

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