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The airport that welcomes drone flights

  A crowd has gathered on Juma, an island in Tanzania's Lake Victoria, the world's second largest freshwater lake. The local people are standing behind makeshift nets which cordon off an area where a small group of engineers are …

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Google's Brain Team: What does it do?

  For someone tasked with advancing a technology which, in the words of Google's chief executive, is "more profound than electricity and fire", Jeff Dean is a remarkably calm man. As the head of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the tech …

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Prince's Trust suspends ties to Huawei

  The Prince's Trust has become the latest organisation to back away from Huawei, following security fears raised about the Chinese tech firm. The youth charity, which was founded by Prince Charles, said it was "not accepting new …

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Tech Tent: The power of influencers

  Would you buy a pair of shoes because someone on Instagram said they were great? Or choose a new phone based on the recommendation of a top YouTuber? If so, you are proof of the effectiveness of influencer marketing. On this week's …

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YouTube stars warn of impersonation scam

  High-profile YouTubers have been impersonated by scammers sending fake messages to subscribers crafted to look like they were sent by the video stars. The scam messages sent via YouTube's message system asked recipients to click a …

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Thousands tell HMRC to delete voice data

  More than 160,000 people have told HM Revenue and Customs to delete biometric data it gathered during phone calls. The tax authority captured millions of callers' voice data after launching its Voice ID system in 2017, but originally …

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