June 6, 2013 at 9:29 AM ET
Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.
Turns out, the CIA didn't always know who it was killing in drone strikes, classified documents show.
This security firm uses "martyr" posts to on the Internet to analyze "foreign fighters" aiding Syrian rebels.
China's top Internet security official says he has "mountains of data" pointing to extensive U.S. hacking aimed at China, but it would be irresponsible to blame Washington for such attacks.
In other news, when Americans voted to keep President Barack Obama in the White House, his super team of tech nerds was largely credited with his success. Republicans, apparently, took note ... and hired a dude from Facebook.
Meanwhile, if a tree falls in the (rain) forest, and no one is there to hear it (except illegal loggers), does it make a sound (or otherwise alert the authorities)? If you've installed phones all over the forest that listen for chainsaws, it does.
But will a "kill switch" curb smartphone thefts? Prosecutors think so, and they want cellphone manufacturers to think so, too.
Researchers are teaching Wi-Fi to identify gestures, which seems cool. And scary. Scary-cool.