The final full week of 2015 saw plenty of big stories, ranging from security problems to major new laws being agreed by the European Commission.
V3 readers were also interested in looking at our rundown of the top 10 laptops of the year, including those from Dell, Apple and HP. No doubt the information proved of use for some last-minute Christmas purchases.
Meanwhile, Microsoft's first fully blown Windows 10 Mobile device, the Lumia 950, was put through its paces, and readers were keen to see what we thought, suggesting there is still interest in Microsoft's mobile efforts.
Elsewhere, popular website hosting provider Moonfruit was forced offline, taking thousands of customer sites with it, following the threat of a cyber attack. Customers were not impressed as the downtime went on for almost 24 hours.
Finally, major new data protection rules were agreed by European politicians, including fines as high as four percent of annual turnover for firms that breach the new rules.
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Customers fume at extended downtime
MacKeeper exposes 13 million customer records in Shodan blunder
Millions of people at risk
EU agrees tough data protection reforms
Fines of four percent of turnover for breaching new rules
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Another update for key tool at Big Blue
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EU considers banning under 16-year-olds from Facebook, Twitter and other social sites
Move prompts outcry from tech firms and children's groups
FBI probing Juniper Networks firewall breach amid fears of foreign spying
Concerns over hidden backdoor
Microsoft previews Planner for Office 365 and publishes ISO security audit
Microsoft offers a preview of Office 365 Planner
More fingers of blame pointed at gangs linked to North Korean government
Dominance of Apple and Samsung in smartphones being chipped away by Huawei, Oppo and other cheaper rivals
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