Steven Mnuchin is a Wall Street insider with no public policy experience.
Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary is expected to be Steven Mnuchin, a Goldman Sachs veteran and hedge fund billionaire who lacks government or public policy experience, but who served as chief fund-raiser for the Trump campaign. — [Ylan Q. Mui and Philip Rucker / Washington Post]
The “snooper’s charter” — formally the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 — is now law in the U.K., requiring web and phone companies to store users’ browsing data and call records for a year and granting police and government agencies unprecedented access to that data, along with new surveillance powers. — [Alan Travis / The Guardian]
The Internet Archive, the nonprofit historical repository for billions of web pages, has some qualms about a Trump administration, so it’s building a back-up copy in Canada. — [Adi Robertson / The Verge]
Facebook users like to play games. Facebook likes to keep users inside Facebook. The company’s solution: Instant Games, like Pac-Man and Words With Friends, that can be played inside Facebook’s mobile apps. — [Kurt Wagner / Recode]
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