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The 10 Top News Stories Of 2018 (So Far)

From microprocessor vulnerabilities to billion-dollar acquisitions, from data privacy scandals to top executive resignations, CRN takes a look at the news stories that captured our attention in the first half of the year.

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The Year So Far

Compiling a list of the top news stories in the IT industry is always a challenge simply because there is always so much to choose from.

(To see how many of these stories made the cut at the end of the year, check out The 18 Biggest News Stories Of 2018).

Big-bucks mergers and acquisitions are always big news makers and the first half of 2018 has been no different, from Broadcom and CA Technologies to Microsoft and GitHub.

But as always, the actions of major IT companies often lead the news, including Facebook's scandal over the harvesting of user data by a British political consulting firm and Apple's use of performance "throttling" to extend battery life in older iPhones.

Which events made our list of the biggest news stories so far in 2018? Take a look and see if you agree with our choices.

(To see the 2019 version of this series, check out The 10 Top News Stories Of 2019 So Far).

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