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Recode Daily: Apple yanks the headlines back from Trump ... for about two hours

Plus, Uber hires a grown-up to fix its management mess, and who or what is Poppy?

Apple's SVP of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, introduces Apple’s Echo-killer HomePod during the keynote address at WWDC in San Jose.
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Apple yanked the headlines away from Trump, if only for a few hours on Monday morning. Here’s everything important that Tim Cook and company announced at Apple's week-long annual developers conference, including iOS 11, a Mac OS update called High Sierra, a redesigned App Store, language translation in Siri and yes, an Echo-like speaker called HomePod. This supercut video boils the two-and-a-half-hour event down to six minutes. [Dan Frommer / Recode]

The Trump administration is allowing officials to demand five years' worth of social media profiles and 15 years of biographical information as part of a visa application. The rule — part of Trump’s push for “extreme vetting” — took effect as the president’s so-called travel ban remains tied up in the courts. [Conor Finnegan / ABC News]

Apple, Amazon, Google and hundreds of U.S. businesses are joining a campaign to adhere to the Paris climate agreement. Called “We Are Still In,” the effort presents the unified voices of mayors, governors, educators and investors, and comes days after President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the international pact. [Tony Romm / Recode]

Barely an hour after a news organization published an article about a top-secret NSA document on Russian hacking efforts, the Justice Department announced the arrest of 25-year-old government contractor Reality Leigh Winner, who a senior federal official says leaked the document. [The Intercept]

The Supreme Court will hear a major case on how authorities can gather cellphone data. At issue is how law enforcement can obtain big chunks of data about suspects’ location history. [Tony Romm / Recode]

Uber has hired Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei as a top leadership and strategy exec to fix its management mess. Kara Swisher interviewed Frei, who has focused on gender and diversity problems in the workplace, and will also have to deal with results of an internal investigation, which is about to be released. [Kara Swisher / Recode]

Lyft has struck a deal with self-driving startup, nuTonomy, which was spun out from MIT and already has pilots running in Boston and Singapore. While rival Uber is trying to build its own self-driving technology, younger Lyft has opted to focus on what it’s good at — building a network for cars. [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]

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This is cool

Poppy what?

While he was onstage showing off Apple’s new Echo-like speaker, the HomePod, at Monday’s WWDC keynote, Phil Schiller mentioned that you can ask the device to play music. “Play, ‘I’m Poppy,’” he commanded. So, just who is this Poppy? “Imagine anime mixed with a healthy heap of David Lynch, a dash of Ariana Grande and one stick of bubblegum.” [Lexi Pandell / Wired]

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