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2010: what you read the most

Now for the moment of truth: what are you really interested in? To find out, check out the top ten stories of the year as per your itchy-trigger fingers.

Now for the moment of truth: what are you really interested in? To find out, check out the top ten stories of the year as per your itchy-trigger fingers.

It seems that all you really want is a good joke, a bit of security news, a chance to scoff at other people's stupidity and to find out when the next hot phone is coming to Australia.

Number 1: Hackers accidentally give Microsoft their code

Ok. So everyone has their bad days. But sending your malware off to Microsoft because you can't be bothered reading a pop-up before clicking yes? That's just really dumb.

Number 2: Internet "kill switch" proposed for US

We get it. You like your internets. And the thought that someone, anyone, might have the power to cut them off is scary. You listening governments?

Number 3: Govt wants ISPs to record browsing history

No surprises here. The news that the government was looking into a data retention scheme, which could possibly end in a list of visited URLs being stored for internet users, was sudden and frightening.

Number 4: Google to leave Australia over "evil" filter

Well, this one wasn't even true. But you laughed along with us in belly-jiggling humour on the day. The funny thing? A rival publication also ran a more serious version of the story as an April fool's joke, and an international organisation then ran the story as true.

Number 5: Get wet with submarine tech photos

This seems to be the meeting place for everyone who's ever worked on a sub. Keep it coming guys...

Number 6: Body scanners have mutagenic effects

Security-induced evolution starts now.

Number 7: Remote-wiping thwarts secret service

Remote-wiping is great for security, but apparently terrible for catching crims.

Number 8: Crims use hacked email to steal house.

*Spooky voice* It could happen to you. Scary. Yet also very funny.

Number 9: Labor releases national NBN maps: pics.

Everyone wants to know if they're going to get fast broadband. It's nothing to be ashamed of.

Number 10: Sweet bypass for student finger scanner

Biometric security and skipping school. Of course you all wanted to know.