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Pre-caffeine tech: Amazon economy, Jupiter cake

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Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.

Today's Bradley Manning verdict could test our notion of aiding the enemy.

And here's why NSA surveillance will be more damaging than you think.

Classified ad site Backpage is in the crosshairs again -- this time over child sex ads.

The Syrian Electronic Army appears to have compromised the official Twitter account of business news agency Thomson Reuters, posting a series of political cartoons depicting the ongoing civil war in Syria.

In case you were wondering, Amazon is everything wrong with our new economy.

Apple got slapped with lawsuit over mandatory employee bag checks.

Need a new smartphone? Here’s how to breakup with your current one.

Crowdfunding reaches its terrible, glorious climax with "Smart Vibrator" Vibease.

In closing: if you really cared about me, you'd make me this Jupiter layer cake.

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