The controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) dominated the top ten stories of the week, but it was Apple which once again proved the most popular draw.
V3 readers were most keen to read about news of the iPad 3, with reports suggesting that March will be the target launch date for the long-awaited model which is likely to feature a quad core processor, high definition screen and LTE support.
Elsewhere, SOPA made a big impact, with news of web founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee's thoughts on the legislation, as well as the blackout protests planned by several big name web firms including Mozilla and Wikipedia, all doing well.
On the same theme, V3 readers were also keen to find out more about the UK student who is facing five years in a US prison for copyright infringement, while a massive data breach at Amazon-owned Zappos online retailer also piqued interest.
Rounding out the top ten were news on a hack of T-Mobile's US site, our BlackBerry Bold 9790 review, a Virgin Media blunder and the latest news from Lotusphere.
Apple preparing for iPad 3 unveiling
Device could arrive by March with LTE support
Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee slams SOPA and PIPA legislation
Industry guru also warns UK not to be complacent
UK student faces five years in US prison for copyright infringement
Richard O'Dwyer's TVShack site lands Sheffield student in hot water
Amazon-owned Zappos hit by huge data breach
Up to 24 million customers may be affected
Wikipedia prepares to 'go dark' in SOPA protest
Number of web firms confirm Wednesday blackout as protest grows
TeaMp0isoN hackers post T-Mobile USA staff details online
SQL injection attack exposes poor password security
BlackBerry Bold 9790 review
Touch screen capable BlackBerry that would make a good companion device
Anti-SOPA protest sees blackout on Wikipedia, Mozilla and WordPress
Proposed legislation would require ISPs and web site owners to police content
Lotusphere: IBM takes on Google and Microsoft with cloud-hosted document-editing tool
Service in beta ahead of general launch in second half of 2012
Virgin Media retracts "faster broadband for less" promise to customers
ISP says the promise of "nice extras" was sent to some of the wrong customers
Phil Muncaster is news editor at V3.co.uk, a role he has fulfilled since January 2010. Previously he was chief reporter for IT Week, having also worked as a reporter and senior reporter on the publication from 2005.
Before IT Week, Phil worked as a researcher for the Rough Guide. Prior to his work in journalism, Phil spent three years teaching English in Japan.