pr0nqu33n writes: C|Net is running an article on The Department of Homeland Security requirements for Real ID.
Full regulations can be downloaded here and The DHS Questions and Answers can be read online here
Panaqqa writes: "It looks like Martha Coakley, the newly sworn in Attorney General of Massachusetts, has been the victim of identity theft. A phone call from Dell computer tipped her off to somebody using her credit card information fraudulently. Interesting that the top prosecutor for the state would admit that the chances of catching the fraudster are "slim to none"."
bestdamntech writes: "Pluggd is showcasing its HearHere technology with a 2007 State of the Union Smackdown. They've lined up the President's speech with the Democratic response, and they're giving you the ability to easily search on the topics that you care about.
An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft is ignoring a South African law that disallows software patents. South Africa does not examine the validity of patents registered, and Microsoft has used this loophold to register illegal patents. Once patents slip through, it can cost up to R1000000 (roughly $142 000) to invalidate the patents.
Microsoft's national technical officer suggested that it was the government's fault for not enforcing the law.