I, Cringely | The Pulpit
A good overview. Yep, this is a problem. No, it won't go away. Yes it needs serious study and legislation.
It's been brewing for over 10 years. Maybe this will be the year that identity theft makes it into the tabloids?
Unfortunately Microsoft is waiting with Palladium as the solution. It will work, but it's like inviting the Huns to patrol your borders. They'll do a great job of keeping the other bad guys away ...