Thursday, July 05, 2007
The Situation Online: Fred Thompson for sale, iPhone hackers
Fred Thompson for sale
As Republican Fred Thompson's Washington past gets more attention, people are also revisiting the former Tennessee senator's career as an entertainer. Books and movies featuring Thompson are fetching high prices online as he tests the waters for a possible presidential run. "At that Point in Time
," Thompson's 1975 memoir about serving as minority counsel on the Senate Watergate Committee, is currently going for as much as $300 on Amazon.com. VHS copies of "Marie
," his 1985 debut into cinema, is also for sale on Amazon at a starting price of about $50.
Hacking the iPhone
It's been nearly a week since the sleeping bags outside of Apple Stores around the country were rolled up, but some who spent weeks anxiously awaiting the iPhone
's arrival aren't taking very good care
of their new toy. Click here
to see exactly what they're doing.Watch "The Situation Room" at 4 PM, 5 PM, and 7 PM ET for these stories and more from our Internet reporters.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
The Situation Online: Voters & the Web, bomb instructions
Web surfing the candidates
Even at this early stage of the presidential race, nearly half of all voters are going online for news surrounding the 2008 elections. A new study
suggests that voters are more likely to go to sites like YouTube
to get information about the candidates than the candidates' actual Web sites. Click here
to read the full report.Banning bomb-makers
In the wake of the UK terror plot, the European Union is proposing a new package of anti-terrorism measures. One of those measures would be to outlaw Web sites that instruct users how to make bombs and other explosives. The ban could be a potentially huge task, requiring the EU to monitor Web sites and posts from around the world and the cooperation of Internet service providers outside of Europe to help block such Web sites.Watch "The Situation Room" at 4 PM, 5 PM, and 7 PM ET for these stories and more from our Internet reporters.
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
The Situation Online: Hamas' "martyr" mouse
Hamas' "martyr" mouse
Farfour, the anti-Israel Mickey Mouse look-alike on a Hamas children's television show in Gaza, was killed off
the program last week. The costumed character has garnered international attention for preaching violence against Israelis to Palestinian children. Click here
to watch video of Farfour's final appearance, uploaded to YouTube by a pro-Israel group that monitors Palestinian media.Watch "The Situation Room" at 4 PM, 5 PM, and 7 PM ET for this story and more from our Internet reporters.