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Recode Daily: President Trump’s first weekend was a mess

Or not, if you believe the “alternative facts.”

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Donald Trumps transition from campaigning to governing is off to a rough start. To recap the weekend: Millions of people marched against him; he sent mean tweets; his speech at the CIA was tone-deaf; he declared war on the media; his press secretary lied; and his spokesperson turned “alternative facts” into a hot hashtag. More: Intelligence agencies are investigating his national security adviser’s communications with Russian officials, and he’s going to get sued today. — [Peter Baker, Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman / New York Times]

The SEC is investigating whether Yahoo violated the law by delaying disclosure of data breaches that compromised the accounts of more than a billion people. — [Aruna Viswanatha and Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal]

Five years after founding Instagram, CEO Kevin Systrom realized that the service was starting to feel less personal — and Snapchat was providing real competition. So Instagram reinvented itself. — [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

Amazon Echo and Google Home are now in millions of homes, but if the voice-controlled gadgets are going to keep consumers and developers engaged, the companies need to make it easier for people to discover new apps. — [Jason Del Rey / Recode]

Fascinating reading from the New Yorker on Silicon Valley’s ultra-rich doomsday “preppers” — among them, venture capitalists and the current and past CEOs of Reddit — and their plans to survive the apocalypse. One popular gambit: Head to New Zealand. — [Evan Osnos / The New Yorker]

Samsung pinned the blame for the combustion problems that killed the Galaxy Note 7 on two separate problems with the batteries, not a flaw in the phone. — [Ina Fried / Recode]

On the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, self-help author Tim Ferriss suggests improving your mental health by taking a break from social media. — [Eric Johnson / Recode]

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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