Aug. 1, 2013 at 9:57 AM ET
Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.
Americans' email and online chats can be monitored without authorization by any National Security Agency analyst using a computer program known as "XKeyscore," according to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who shared the information with the Guardian in a story published Wednesday.
Speaking of Edward Snowden, he's finally out of the airport and into Russia with temporary asylum.
And speaking of NSA's XKeyscore program, here's how that works.
Please enjoy the top 10 new reasons to be afraid of hackers.
Remember! It's not just the NSA. Here's how you're tracked digitally all day (and what you can do about it).
In closing: Simon Pegg is a drunk Ron Weasley.