The top tech news of 2018, ranked

This was the biggest tech news of 2018

From democracy-shaking privacy scandals to giant computing and telecommunications mergers, 2018 has been a busy year filled with big headlines. But what news story made the biggest impact on the tech world?

To find out, TechRepublic looked at overall reader volume, and with the input of our editorial staff, compiled this ranked list of the biggest tech news of 2018.

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By Fox Van Allen

Fox Van Allen is a Los Angeles-based writer for CBS Interactive covering technology, tech lifestyle and gaming topics for GameSpot, CNET, ZDNet and TechRepublic. He has previously worked as a news and feature writer for a number of other sites, inclu...