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Report by Los Angeles schools faults iPad bidding

 
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2013, file photo, Muhammad Nassar Jr. takes a picture of himself during Karen Finkel's class at Broadcrest Elementary School in Carson, Calif. An internal report concludes the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1 billion plan to provide iPads to all students was beset by poor planning and a flawed bidding process, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Bob Chamberlin, File) NO FORNS; NO SALES; MAGS OUT; ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER OUT; LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS OUT;  INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT, TV OUT

A $1 billion plan by the Los Angeles school district to provide iPads to all students was beset by poor planning and a flawed bidding process, according to an internal district report.

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In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, a worker sweeps the floor next to bundles of flattened plastic bottles ready to be recycled, at the East African Compliant Recycling facility in Machakos, near Nairobi, in Kenya. The amount of electronic waste generated globally last year is enough to fill 100 Empire State Buildings and represents more than 15 pounds (6.8 kilograms) for every living person, according to the U.N. Environmental Program, with much of that e-waste exported to developing countries like India and Kenya in the form of used goods.

    Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

    In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year.

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    More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.

  • Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

    In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year. Photo Gallery Available

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