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Pre-caffeine tech: Hackers! Apes! Beer Day!

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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 today:

Anonymous hacked into some 70 law enforcement websites across the southern and central United States in retaliation for hacker-related arrests in the U.S. and Britain.

Turns out, hacking rural websites isn't that difficult.

What's more, hackers don't need movie magic to wreak havoc. At both the Black Hat and Defcon conferences in Las Vegas over the weekend, researchers revealed vulnerabilities in aging computer systems that run industrial facilities around the globe.

Meanwhile, Defcon held its first-ever program for children, aged 8 to 16

Unfortunately, experts say the premise behind "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is almost laughable. But they're not laughing about the wider issues raised by the cross-species romp. 

Speaking of summer blockbusters, someone went and leaked "Super 8" on the Interwebs, with Howard Stern's name literally on it.

In a startling turn of events, this weekend's London riots were organized not on Twitter, but BlackBerry BBM!

Here's why everyone hates Google right now, according to one guy.

And here's really why everyone hates Google right now, according to some other guys.

Chrome and Firefox are teaming up ... to take over the planet! Or make Web apps get along -- one of those things, anyway.

Don't hold your breath waiting for Verizon customer service — 45,000 Verizon employees just went on strike.

In closing, here are 20 ways not to celebrate International Beer Day.

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