Recode Daily: Peter Thiel helps Donald Trump move into the White House


The list of potential cabinet appointees is full of campaign operatives and Washington insiders.

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley’s most prominent Donald Trump supporter, will be joining the Trump transition team. Meanwhile, names being floated for cabinet appointments include a mix of Trump surrogates and inner-circle members, campaign staffers, congressional allies and Washington insiders. — [Dan Primack]

Don’t blame Facebook for Trump, says Mark Zuckerberg, who says it’s “crazy” to think fake news stories on his platform moved the election. “I do think that there is a certain profound lack of empathy in asserting that the only reason why someone could have voted the way that they did as because they saw some fake news.”[Kurt Wagner / Recode]

The FCC has told AT&T that its DirecTV Now digital video service may violate net neutrality rules and obstruct competition because it will be exempt from data-usage caps for AT&T’s wireless customers. — [Thomas Gryta / Wall Street Journal]

Google’s Daydream View VR headset is now shipping, but onstage at An Evening with Code Mobile, Clay Bavor, the company’s VR chief, said the ultimate goal is to make Android the primary operating system for virtual reality. Devices like the View and Samsung’s Gear VR will help introduce the medium to the mass market, said Oculus mobile chief Max Cohen, but the full experience will require pricier equipment. Full coverage of the event here. — [Ina Fried and Eric Johnson / Recode]

In its latest rebuttal to EU antitrust charges, Google maintained that Android has expanded competition and offers choice and flexibility to developers and users. Google said the EU case mistakenly ignores the competition from Apple’s iPhone. — [Foo Yun Chee / Reuters]

Jim VandeHei, who co-founded Politico, and is working on a new media startup, is joining us at an Evening with Code Media, on Nov. 30 in New York. Also onstage: Turner’s John Martin and BuzzFeed U.K. boss Janine Gibson. Apply here for an invitation.[Peter Kafka / Recode]

On the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Russell Brandom of The Verge offers some guidance on encryption for those concerned about protecting their privacy after the election of Donald Trump. — [Eric Johnson / Recode]

Top Stories From Recode

Trump will be a disaster for online privacy. Here’s how to protect yours before it’s too late.

Use encryption.

Two years ago, Nordstrom bought Trunk Club for $350 million. Now it says it’s worth $150 million.

“Current expectations for future growth and profitability are lower than initial estimates.”

Snapchat will sell its new video-capturing glasses via vending machines

You can buy Spectacles — just not online or in a store.

Google thinks you want to know how to impeach a president

And how to move to Canada.

While Amazon Alexa quickly becomes part of the family, Google Home is like a stranger who knows too much about you

Digital assistants from Amazon and Google have different perspectives and personalities.

WTF happens now?

And nine other questions we’ll try to answer at Code Enterprise next week.

Jeff Bezos extended an olive branch to Amazon foe Donald Trump, but Amazon stock is tanking

Related question: Is Jeff Bezos a “Simpsons” fan?

Salesforce cloud marketing veteran Brian Goldfarb is joining Splunk

The fast-growing enterprise company also named a new product chief.

This Is Cool

Here’s what your house on Mars might look like

Created in connection with National Geographic’s “Mars” series and on display in London, the igloo-like structure would be built from Martian soil and recycled spacecraft parts and equipped with 3-D printed furnishings.

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