California announces probe of Facebook privacy practices

The social network is under fire in the US state for giving third parties data access and not disclosing its practices. The attorney general of California – the most populous state in the United States – says he has been investigating Facebook privacy practices since 2018. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra offered few details about the probe and said he was disclosing it only because his office was making a public court filing to force Facebook to answer subpoenas, to which he said Facebook had thus far failed to respond…

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Trump administration announces plan to ban flavored e-cigarettes

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar says FDA will be removing non-tobacco flavours from vaping market. United States President Donald Trump has told reporters that the country has a problem with vaping, and his top health official said the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from the market. US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters at a meeting with Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday that children were becoming addicted to nicotine due to attractive…

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‘Relief and joy’ in Puerto Rico as governor announces resignation

Ricardo Rossello says he will step down on August 2 after two weeks of mass protests over obscenity-laced text messages. Puerto Rico’s embattled Governor Ricardo Rossello has announced he will resign after nearly two weeks of mass protests triggered by a leak of crude and insulting chat messages between him and his top advisers. A crowd of thousands outside the governor’s mansion in San Juan erupted into cheers and singing after Rossello’s announcement late on Wednesday. “I announce that I will be resigning from the governor’s post effective Friday, August 2…

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