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Use the holiday to get caught up on last week.

  1. White House staff was in "survival mode ... scared to death."
  2. The Obamacare repeal effort became a huge mess.
  3. In an interview, Betsy DeVos told Jonathan Swan what she wishes she said at her confirmation hearing.
  4. What made Steve Bannon privately unload on his former reporter.
  5. A peek into how Trump's campaign strategy extends to the Oval Office.
  6. How — and when — President Trump tweets, including a very cool chart.
  7. Speaking of Trump tweets, we took a look at how his tweets affect stock prices.
  8. Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei weighed in on the "opposition party" media.
  9. How the JOBS Act of 2012 affects Snap's IPO.
  10. Last but not least, there was that press conference.

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Biden administration makes first move on data privacy

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The Biden administration is launching its first big effort on privacy policy by looking at how data privacy issues affect civil rights.

Why it matters: An administration perspective on privacy policy could be key in developing a long-awaited national privacy law by putting the White House stamp on how to regulate privacy.

Axios Investigates

Exclusive: Airbnb hosts Xinjiang rentals on land owned by sanctioned group

Data: Axios research, Airbnb, Australia Strategic Policy Institute's International Cyber Policy Centre; Map: Jacque Schrag/Axios

Airbnb has more than a dozen homes available for rent in China's Xinjiang region on land owned by an organization sanctioned by the U.S. government for complicity in genocide and forced labor, an Axios investigation has found.

Why it matters: The listings expose Airbnb to regulatory risk under U.S. law. They also land yet another American tech company in the crossfire between the U.S. and China.

For CEOs, social media has lost its fun

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

CEO Jack Dorsey's departure from Twitter shows that, in Silicon Valley today, social media is becoming a field to flee.

Why it matters: Coming on the heels of Facebook's name change and new metaverse focus, Dorsey's resignation is another sign that the industry now views the massive social networks it built over the last two decades as buggy "legacy applications" mired in annoying social problems.

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