Thursday, July 06, 2006
The Situation Online: FBI Hacks and brand new words


President Vladimir Putin said he wanted to touch the boy "like a kitten."

Peppering Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin raised eyebrows last week by lifting up the shirt of a young boy and kissing him on the stomach. Today, thousands of Russians are using the Internet to ask, "Why?" That topic and others - including North Korea - were covered in a Web cast with Putin that took place today.

Diversifying the dictionary
Merriam Webster has added 100 new words to their 2006 lexicon. And yes, "google" is a verb.

FBI gets hacked
A former government contractor is pleading guilty for hacking into the FBI's classified computer system, uncovering secret passwords for tens of thousands of FBI agents, including director Robert Mueller. The government also says the system contained sensitive information on the witness protection program. How did he do it? Quite easily, it turns out. And he did so with computer programs found easily on the Internet.

Bush birthday wishes
Republicans online are engineering birthday wishes for the 60-year-old President, and are using the occasion as a fundraising opportunity. They are not alone, however, as one prominent abortion rights group is soliciting donations today to support Senate candidates who advocate abortion rights. We also learned that Nintendo has sent President Bush a video game aimed at baby boomers.

Watch "The Situation Room" at 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, and 7:00 PM, ET for these stories and more from our Internet reporters.

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