Bloody BlackBerrys: the true cost of today’s electronics

Posted by on Dec 6, 2010 in St. Louis | No Comments

Tungsten, tantalum, tin—“the 3 T’s”—and gold are particularly sought-after minerals in the Congo, as they are necessary for the functioning of almost every electronic product. Every domestic electronics company currently obtains these minerals from the Congo. Every single electronic product you own is then strewn with a layer of this conflict, and that is something no BlackBerry case can cover up. By Kathleen Brophy