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Recode Daily: Uber is adding a former U.S. attorney general to its sexual harassment investigation

Eric Holder will join board member Arianna Huffington and others in examining the allegations raised by a former employee.

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Uber has hired outside counsel, including former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, to join its investigation into a former employee’s claims of a corporate culture that tolerates sexual harassment. The company will also issue its first diversity report. — [Kara Swisher / Recode]

President Trump named Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a widely respected and outspoken military strategist, as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. — [Peter Baker and Michael R. Gordon / The New York Times]

Grocery delivery company Instacart is developing a reputation for messing with the way its workers are paid — replacing tips with a “service fee,” for instance, then restoring the tip option in its app, but making it hard for customers to find. — [Jason Del Rey / Recode]

WhatsApp is now the second Facebook-owned property, after Instagram, to adopt a feature modeled after Snapchat’s Stories. WhatsApp Status lets users share a short montage of photos and videos that disappears after 24 hours. — [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

Snaps video-recording Spectacles, initially sold only at a New York pop-up store and in strategically placed vending machines, are now available online. — [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

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