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Eyeing a 2020 run, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti explains how he (or someone else) could beat Trump

Garcetti isn’t committed to running for president yet — but he’s been thinking a lot about it.

Nobody trusts Facebook anymore. Here’s one way it could change that.

AnchorFree CEO David Gorodyansky says Facebook and other tech companies should make it easy for users to temporarily opt out of data collection.

When big companies are hacked, should they have to disclose it immediately?

Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway mull the week in digital insecurity on the latest episode of Pivot.

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Facebook is looking outside the company for a new face of Facebook

The social networking giant is on a hunt all over the globe for a new head of policy and communications.

Here’s why Netflix has no interest in live TV

Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate hearing was "not very joyful," says Netflix content boss Ted Sarandos.

‘Sorry to Bother You’ director Boots Riley suspects social media platforms are hiding politics they don’t like

"Here’s the part where I maybe start sounding like I’ve got a tinfoil hat," he explains on the latest Recode Decode.

Silicon Valley congressman Ro Khanna explains his ‘internet bill of rights’

The proposed legislation offers new rules for data portability, net neutrality and more that Democrats might push for if they recapture Congress.

The Saudi Arabian government is ready to commit another $45 billion to SoftBank’s Vision Fund

It’s not an obvious marriage, but it has worked.

Tesla’s board is too weak to stop its CEO Elon Musk from tweeting

"He paid $20 million for a tweet," Kara Swisher says on the latest episode of Pivot. "Who says Twitter can’t make money?"

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Vanity Fair helped create ‘the celebrity industrial complex.’ VF Editor Radhika Jones wants to investigate it.

Everything is changing, which means there’s never been a better time for a "new establishment," Jones says on Recode Media.

Elites like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos think they’re being philanthropic. But they could do so much more.

"Winners Take All" author Anand Giridharadas says elites only help on their own terms — and never in any way that would endanger their own extreme wealth.

California is officially the first state that will try to require companies like Apple, Facebook and Alphabet to add more women to their boards

Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law today, but it could face legal challenges from companies.

Full Q&A: ‘Full Frontal’ host Samantha Bee on Recode Decode

Bee talks about the future of comedy, making an app to encourage people to vote and the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh.

If she weren’t hosting ‘Full Frontal,’ Samantha Bee could see herself starting a foundation for refugees

"I don’t need to be in front of the camera forever," Bee says on the latest Recode Decode. "Maybe it’s because I’m from Canada."

Why Snap will get acquired before 2020, probably by Amazon

On the first episode of Pivot, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway also discuss the Instagram co-founders’ dramatic exit and "tech bias."

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Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ads are just one piece of a bigger ‘reckoning’ in the fashion industry

Business of Fashion Editor in Chief Imran Amed explains how the industry is becoming more explicitly political on the latest Recode Media.

A venture capitalist is running for Congress in farm country. And his opponent is turning those Silicon Valley years into an insult.

The race between Josh Harder and Jeff Denham isn’t just about one seat. It’s a referendum on how people feel about Silicon Valley.

Twitter is so liberal that its conservative employees ‘don’t feel safe to express their opinions,’ says CEO Jack Dorsey

"I don’t think that’s fair or right," Dorsey says.

A new California law, if passed, could force companies like Facebook, Tesla and Alphabet to add more women to their boards

It’s up to Governor Jerry Brown.

Is it time for a ‘slow food’ movement for the internet?

Nicole Wong, the former deputy CTO of the United States, lays out what that might look like.

Full Q&A: Former Google lawyer and deputy U.S. CTO Nicole Wong on Recode Decode

"If you can order a chocolate cake on Amazon and have it delivered that day, then you ought to be able to get your Social Security benefits just as easily."

‘The NFL is like a drug lord and football is like crack,’ says ‘Big Game’ author Mark Leibovich

America’s favorite sport has lots of problems, yes. But it’s not going away anytime soon, Leibovich predicts.

Jack Dorsey survived his grueling day in D.C.

A capsule review of tech’s visit to Washington: The Senate seemed serious, the House did not, and Republicans aren’t done complaining about bias.

Jack, Sheryl and the empty chair: A preview of Silicon Valley’s trip to Washington

It’s going to be a long day for Jack Dorsey and Twitter at the Capitol tomorrow. Facebook should be okay.

How a Twitter account convinced 4,000 companies to stop advertising on Breitbart

Sleeping Giants founder Matt Rivitz tells Recode’s Kara Swisher that he wants to be "the source of some kind of conscience" for social media.

Full Q&A: Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim talks antitrust on Recode Decode

"I’m not saying that those companies are per se legal or every activity is legal. They could very well be violating the antitrust laws down the road if they take certain actions."

Republican fury about ‘bias’ on the internet is just a distraction, ThinkProgress founder Judd Legum says

The more we talk about "shadow banning," the less we talk about voter suppression.

Why Silicon Valley should care about a Saudi Arabian IPO that is no longer happening

The most important planned offering in Silicon Valley wasn’t Uber, but Aramco.

There should be ‘consequences’ for platforms that don’t remove people like Alex Jones, Senator Ron Wyden says

Jones and his conspiracy-minded site Infowars have long since "blown past the bounds of common decency," Wyden says.

Full Q&A: Senator Ron Wyden on Recode Decode

Read the full transcript of Wyden’s conversation with Kara Swisher.

Iran — not just Russia — is trying to influence through Facebook

Facebook will have to play constant defense, at least through November.

Ten big Silicon Valley money players behind this November’s U.S. midterm elections

A cheat sheet to the gusher of cash flooding the system in advance of Election Day.