The retail giant’s announcement follows a rising number of vaping-related deaths and illnesses across the country. Walmart earlier this year phased out the sale of fruit- and dessert-flavored e-cigarettes.
The apps, which may have mishandled users’ personal data, vastly outnumber the hundreds that Facebook previously said it had taken action against in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. But the company gave little detail about what the apps had done wrong, or even the names of the apps.
The exclusions, published ahead of trade talks next month, cover products ranging from plastic straws to coffee filters to electric skateboards. The U.S. and China are expected to meet for high-level trade talks next month.
During his visit to San Francisco this week, the Housing and Urban Development Secretary also lamented that society no longer seemed to know the difference between men and women, according to three people who were present. Carson’s remarks, which visibly shocked people at the gathering, are part of a pattern of making dismissive remarks about transgender people. Under his leadership, HUD has moved to weaken Obama-era rules requiring shelters house transgender people with their identified gender.
Patrick Byrne abruptly quit the company last month after saying he'd been involved in multiple FBI investigations and had romanced Maria Butina — a Russian national later convicted of trying to influence American policy.
Eugene Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court justice, defended the theme park SeaWorld as it contested federal violations stemming from the death of a trainer after an orca whale thrashed her around a pool.