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TC Roundup: China shuts 50 websites and social media accounts

China shuts 50 websites and social media accounts: China has closed 50 websites and social media accounts for violations ranging from pornography to "publishing political news without a permit", Beijing's cyberspace watchdog said on Tuesday.

The government is pursuing a crackdown on unwanted material online. Critics say the increasing restrictions further limit free speech in the one-party Communist state. (Reuters)

Uber offers trip data to cities, starting with Boston: For the first time, Uber is giving government officials a look inside its rich trove of transportation data.

The company said Tuesday it will provide the city of Boston with anonymized information about rides on the car-hailing service in the hopes it will help ease traffic congestion and lead to smarter city planning. (The Wall Street Journal)

YouTube network whistle sports scores $28M to expand its global focus: Whistle Sports, an YouTube company focused on sports-related content, has raised a $28 million Series B round to expand its focus on markets outside of the U.S..

The company picked up a $7 million invest from British cable provider Sky in October and has already made hires in the UK. This time around Emil Capital Partners, an affiliate of Rocket Internet investor Tengelmann, led the round, which includes participation from investors from its $8 million Series A from 2012. (Tech Crunch)

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