Dec. 18, 2012 at 3:19 PM ET
Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.
The Newtown effect: As the nation grieves, parents everywhere find new patience.
Even before the full story surrounding Friday's horrific shooting in Newtown, Conn., reached the public, Internet lowlifes had inserted themselves into the narrative. Connecticut cops warn that spreading misinformation is a crime.
Meanwhile, the National Rifle Association's main Facebook page isn't accessible, and its Twitter account is quiet three days after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Here's what you should know about Google Maps for iOS and "anonymous location data."
That guy who hacked Scarlett Johansson's cell phone, along with a bunch of other celebrities, got a 10 years sentence.
The SpongeBob Nickelodeon app collects kids' personal info without permission, according to this complaint.
If you're looking for a super-quick way to put everyday videos online, YouTube has a new one for iOS that does just that one thing.