The Digest: Uber dodges regulators… and 5 other things people are talking about today

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Barack Obama employs Twitter CEO as advisor

The UK government may be floundering as how best to approach the micro-blogging craze Twitter after its recent controversial involvement in a series of high-profile super-injunctions, but US President Barack Obama is approaching the service in a far more pragmatic…

Obama to use Facebook to hold live-streamed town hall meeting

The tech-savvy US president Barack Obama will hold his next town hall meeting on Facebook. Taking place at Facebook headquarters, Obama will host a live-streamed session, focused on the economy, and everyone is invited to participate. Said the White…