Aug. 17, 2012 at 9:46 AM ET
Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning. Here's everything that you need to know before taking that first sip of coffee.
Popular Internet cartoonist Matthew "The Oatmeal" Inman wants your help in raising money for a Nikola Tesla museum on the site of the revolutionary futurist's lab.
The feds want a law that would force companies such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter to build "backdoors" into their software. But privacy advocates say that may make the United States more vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Speaking of security, AT&T says unknown attackers hit its network this week, causing loss of service for some business customers.
Yoinks! This programmer says there's a hole in iPhone iOS that invites phishing attacks!
At least Photobucket put the ban hammer on Reddit's nude photo thieves!
Instagram updated with a new location-centric feature that puts each and every one of your photos on a map. As long as you don't mind people knowing where you are as soon as you post a picture, it's a fun addition to the service.
The days of Twitter welcoming outside devlopers with open arms are long over -- Twitter announced new restrictions that sternly discouraged independent software developers from creating Twitter apps.
Google's suggested search terms are alternately helpful, funny and nonsensical — here's a handy interactive map that lets you check out what people seem to think about all 50 states, or at least what Google thinks they think.
In closing, BuzzFeed is doing more than just showing you cute pictures of corgies, it's helping the stumpy little cuties find forever homes, too! Here's 14 Corgies Looking for Love!