ISP's Twitter competition hijacked by protesters

A competition launched by Vodafone - the UK ISP that owns 45 percent of Verizon - caused red faces over the weekend as it was used to protest about the company's tax practices.

FCC in disturbing push to regulate the news

The concept of the news or press has expanded to include all forms of media - print and digital. However, the one common denominator shared by news media is that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seems to think all should meet a prospective set of federal criteria.

Woman polls Facebook to choose baby's name

Would you name your baby Sadira-Sagitarius? Or Fabby Licious? Probably not. But you can saddle an unsuspecting, indeed, unborn Canadian girl with one of these unfortunate monikers if you like.

Merge, Domino, Beggars Group Pull Content from eMusic and More [Unplugging]

Take a look at the world of music with this week’s edition of Unplugging. This week, we look at several independent labels’ decision to pull their content from eMusic, Arcade Fire’s new video directed by Spike Jonze and much more!

Facebook causes asthma attacks

Ooh, we love a good health scare on TG Daily, and here's one to worry us all: the man who got asthma from Facebook.

Aussie cadges Thanksgiving invite after email mix-up

An Australian man has spent his first Thanksgiving in the US after a South Florida family included him on their email list by mistake.

Germans chuck eggs at Street View opt-outs

German media are reporting that households which have opted to have their homes blurred on Street View have been pelted with eggs.

Perry Farrell to Premiere Precision Guided Musicians at Art Basel and More [Unplugging]

This week we’ll take a look at Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell’s Precision Guided Musicians project - which fuses music and technology to transcend the barriers of conventional art - and much more!

Spamming civil servant fails to find love

An Australian civil servant is in big trouble with his bosses after emailing almost 7,000 of his colleagues in search of a woman he'd met at a party.

Gay couple marries via Skype

A gay couple has made legal history by getting married via Skype - neatly circumventing Texas' ban on same-sex marriages.

Twitter outrage as bomb joker loses appeal

A British man convicted of 'menace' after jokingly tweeting that he planned to blow up an airport has lost his appeal, sparking a massive 'I am Spartacus' campaign.

Harrods unveils million-dollar advent calendar

The world's most expensive Advent calendar has gone on sale in the world's favorite corner shop, Harrods.

Daredevil shows off jet pack aerobatics

Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy has demonstrated a new version of his jetpack by performing two loop-the-loops.

Magazine 'claims everything online is in public domain'

A massive storm has blown up on the internet over a stolen recipe for apple pie.

Nicaraguan raid blamed on Google Maps

El Salvador and Honduras famously went to war in the 1960s over a game of football. And now those their southern neighbors, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, are squaring up to each other across the border - and it's all the fault of Google Maps.

Most break-ups happen in December, Facebook data shows

Make the most of the next couple of weeks with your girlfriend; she may not be around much longer than that.

British bobbies trained to use Twitter

British police are being taught how to track criminals from the comfort of their own desks, using Facebook and Twitter.

Police officer sues YouTube over 'bubbles' cartoons

A Toronto police officer is suing YouTube for hosting video of him abusing a G20 protester for blowing bubbles.

Mitsubishi offers remote-control test drives

Mitsubishi's planning to let couch potatoes test drive its new 4x4 without leaving the house.

British bobbies publish callouts on Twitter

A British police force last night tweeted details of all 3,205 incidents it had to deal with.