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The new policy, per an AP report:

  • Will keep Americans' information for up to five years if it hasn't been reviewed
  • Pares down which employees can access this information and sets up a system to monitor who looks at information and why

Context: As the CIA uses more and more technology to gather intel, it's increasingly inadvertently collecting Americans' data. Until today, some of these policies hadn't been updated since 1982. This left the CIA to gather info in bulk without a lot of accountability.

Between the lines: CIA General Counsel Caroline Krass said the changes have been in the pipeline for years. Trump has said he hopes to enhance U.S. surveillance to knock out terrorism. These extra protections come two days before he settles into the Oval Office as POTUS.

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President Biden will announce Tuesday that pharmaceutical giant Merck will help Johnson & Johnson manufacture its newly authorized coronavirus vaccine to boost supply, a senior administration official tells Axios.

The big picture: The development has the potential to vastly increase supply, possibly doubling what the J&J could make on its own, the official said. The company has run into challenges while trying to expand its vaccine production to a global scale.

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Casinos are investing millions on sports betting content to lure bettors to their online and in-person sportsbooks.

Why it matters: It’s a mini gold rush for some sports media companies that were struggling in the pandemic.

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