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Re/code on Air: The Social Election, the Apple Virus Scare and More

Re/code reporters weigh in on cyber security, the future of wireless and the GOP debate.

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This week’s news featured two theatrical events: The Black Hat security conference, and the opening salvo of the GOP Presidential debate. As always, Re/code was on hand to put the spectacle in its place.

The morning after the Republican primary debate, Kara Swisher visited CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” to talk about the role social media plays in the political circus.

Senior editor Arik Hesseldahl, joining “Power Lunch” at CNBC, offered a reasoned look at the vulnerabilities surfaced on Apple computers.

Senior editor Ina Fried discussed the AT&T and DirecTV merger on NPR’s “Here and Now.”

And then Fried dropped in on NPR’s “On Point” to talk about the future of cellphone contracts.

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