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Airbnb reported strong quarterly earnings and said tourists from places with higher vaccination rates were “driving the travel recovery”, and ​​employees are taking sensitive computer code from their companies at three times the rate they were a year ago. Plus, the FT’s Africa editor David Pilling and McKinsey & Company partner Topsy Kola-Oyeneyin discuss the growth of financial technology start-ups in Africa. 

Airbnb benefits from ‘travel recovery’ as bookings and revenue grow

Disney outpaces streaming rivals as it doubles subscribers in a year

Workers increasingly steal company data during ‘turnover tsunami, with San Francisco correspondent Hannah Murphy

African start-ups attract international investors — but need local ones too, with Africa editor David Pilling

The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. 

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