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A leading drone maker tweaks its software so its copters don’t crash the Rio Olympics

China’s DJI said it created the temporary no-fly zones at the request of the Brazilian military.

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Drone maker DJI says it has updated its software to make sure that its copters don’t disrupt the Olympics.

The temporary restrictions apply to a range of venues in Rio, São Paulo and other locations where the games are taking place. DJI said the spots were added at the request of the Brazilian military.

The company said the moves were similar to ones it undertook to protect other gatherings this year, including both major political party conventions in the United States, the G7 Summit in Japan and the Euro 2016 football tournament in France.

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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