Dec. 14, 2012 at 7:53 AM ET
Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.
The 25,000-plus signers of a "We the People" petition calling on the federal government to start building a Death Star by 2016 must be feeling as peppy as the Rebel Alliance, now that they've put their plea over the threshold that will trigger a response from the White House. Our space writer, Alan Boyle tells you what you need to know!
Google's putting a stop to accidental porn showing up in your search results.
Commercials will finally not be louder than the TV show you're watching ... by law!
Still, even though Google has supported the NORAD Santa Tracker since 2007, but this year, the jolly man in red will be tracked using Microsoft products.
Security researchers have identified a vulnerability in Samsung’s Linux-based Smart TV software that could give a hacker near-complete access to the television, including built-in cameras and microphones.
Security firm McAfee says claims to hack hundreds of bank accounts next year is a "credible threat."
And cops caught an Anonymous hacker by Googling his IRC name. Sad trombone.
In closing, the cutest sleigh ever sleighed!