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Pre-caffeine tech: Area 51, mac n' cheese martini

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

Welp, looks like NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, reports the Washington Post. 

Speaking of government secrets, Area 51 and its purpose are now declassified: No UFOs, but lots of U-2 spy planes.

And the ACLU seeks public release of secret GPS-tracking guidelines.

Meanwhile, what does it really matter if companies are tracking us online? Let's find out!

In love with olinguito? Feast your eyes on more cute new species!

Here is what you need to know about Ask.fm: A little-known social site is host to kidnap victim, cyberbullies.

Want to rock your Instagram? Here's four ways how.

With Rando, the world is connected and mundane and that’s kind of beautiful.

In closing: Disgusting or delicious? The Mac and Cheese Martini reviewed.

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