Recode Daily: Obama hits Russia with sanctions and expulsions for election hacking


Russia vows to retaliate.

In response to Russian hacking and interference with the presidential election, President Obama ordered the expulsion of 35 suspected Russian spies from the U.S. and sanctions against Russian intelligence agencies and individuals. Russia vowed to retaliate. — [David E. Sanger / New York Times]

Donald Trump, who has been skeptical of evidence connecting Russia to the hacking, reiterated his desire to “move on,” but said he would get a briefing from U.S. intelligence officials. — [Michael D. Shear / New York Times]

The cyber espionage efforts of Russia’s military and intelligence agencies are supplemented by teams of civilian hackers recruited from universities and businesses and through ads on social media. — [Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times]

Jason Shellen, Slack’s head of platform products, has left the company. Shellen had been leading Slack’s efforts to add new third-party integrations and automation to make the service more valuable to businesses. — [Kara Swisher / Recode]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey asked users what features they wanted to see in 2017, and among the top requests (along with curbing abuse) was the ability to edit tweets. Dorsey said, “We’re thinking a lot about it,” but such a move presents its own set of problems. — [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

On the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Recode’s Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode and Casey Newton of The Verge recap 10 of 2016’s biggest stories in tech, including Samsung’s flaming phones, Pokémon Go, the implosion of Theranos and, of course, Donald Trump. — [Eric Johnson / Recode]

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