Recode Daily: Trump plans to put his top fund-raiser in charge of the Treasury


Steven Mnuchin is a Wall Street insider with no public policy experience.

Donald Trumps 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 snoopers 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]

Intel created a new division dedicated to autonomous driving technology and will supply chips for a self-driving system being developed by Delphi and Mobileye. — [Kirsten Korosec / Fortune]

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]

Our Code Media event starts tonight at 6 pm ET in New York City. The best way to enjoy it is live, in person. Those of you who can’t join us at the Steelcase WorkLife Center can still tune in: We’ll have live video with John Martin, CEO of Turner, as well as coverage of our interviews with Janine Gibson, editor in chief of BuzzFeed U.K., and Jim VandeHei, the co-founder of Politico. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. — [Recode]

Top Stories From Recode

Wired magazine’s creative director is joining Apple

Billy Sorrentino will go to work on Apple’s design team.

Starz is adding music, courtesy of Spotify, to its video app

Some songs to go with your shows.

Cyber Monday set a U.S. e-commerce record with $3.45 billion in sales

Just barely beating Black Friday.

Disney will stream new ‘Star Wars’ content live on Twitter this week

“Star Wars”!

This Is Cool

Watch cities sprawl and glaciers melt in Google Earth Timelapse

An update has added new high-res imagery and four more years of data, so you can watch as a location changes from 1984 to 2016. Play with it yourself or take a tour via YouTube.

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