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Pre-caffeine tech: Hacks, leaks, Mars photo bombs!

via College Humor
via College Humor

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.

Heads up gamers! Blizzard's network has been massively hacked -- change your passwords now.

In other gamer news, it seems images for Kinect 2 have been leaked ... on Twitter! 

Meanwhile, FBI issued a warning Thursday about a new malware scheme that is meant to deceive and frighten computer users into thinking it's from the law enforcement agency itself. 

Speaking of government spooks, here's a bill that wants to rein in cell phone surveillance on "innocent people."

Meanwhile, San Francisco wants a city ordiance requiring cell phone sellers to disclose possible health risks (you know, radiation). This lawyer says that's "laughable."

And Facebook announced a new email address where users can report scams and scammers on the social network. 

Speaking of Facebook, is Boo, the so-called "cutest dog in the world"  a plant by a Facebook employee?! (Cue dramatic music!)

Speaking of Facebook employees, the social network just dropped off the 25 greatest places to work list. 

Speaking of greatest places to work, if a Google employee dies, the surviving spouse gets half of his or her salary for 10 years! 

Check this out! Google translate can now read images of text -- take a picture of a sign, and Google won't just read it, it'll translate it! As Ars Technica notes, "indeciperable foreign road signs, consider yourself thwarted."

In closing, the 10 Worst Pictures the Mars Rover Could Send Back.

Compiled by Helen A.S. Popkin, who invites you to join her on Twitter and/or Facebook. Also, Google+.