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Slashdot's 10 Most-Visited Stories of 2016 (slashdot.org) 35

Slashdot's most-visited story of the year was "Microsoft Live Account Credentials Leaking From Windows 8 And Above," which was visited more than 330,910 times since we published it August 16. And our second and third most popular stories came in the spring -- Apple Is Fighting A Secret War To Keep You From Repairing Your Phone and Google Chrome To Disallow Backspace As a 'Back' Button. Click through for a complete list of Slashdot's 10 most-visited stories of 2016.
Here's a quick reminder for 2017. You can always find a list of Slashdot's ten most-visited stories for the preceding year in the Slashdot "Hall of Fame." It will also tell you which stories got the most comments during the preceding year, and also reveals the most active submitters and most active poll topics.

Here's our 10 most-visited stories for 2016.

Microsoft Live Account Credentials Leaking From Windows 8 And Above
Apple Is Fighting A Secret War To Keep You From Repairing Your Phone
Google Chrome To Disallow Backspace As a 'Back' Button
Can Cow Backpacks Reduce Global Methane Emissions?
Confirmed: In an Unprecedented Move, Samsung Recalls All Galaxy Note 7
World Reacts To The Worst Mass Shooting In U.S. History
The Case Against a Universal Basic Income
Ask Slashdot: Would You Recommend Updating To Windows 10?
FBI: Review of New Emails Doesn't Change Conclusion on Clinton
The Slashdot Interview With Larry Wall
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Slashdot's 10 Most-Visited Stories of 2016

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  • Comment Totals (Score:5, Informative)

    by Kunedog ( 1033226 ) on Sunday January 01, 2017 @02:14AM (#53587191)
    Added post counts in case anyone else is interested:

    Here's our 10 most-visited stories for 2016.

    55 - Microsoft Live Account Credentials Leaking From Windows 8 And Above
    364 - Apple Is Fighting A Secret War To Keep You From Repairing Your Phone
    348 - Google Chrome To Disallow Backspace As a 'Back' Button
    190 - Can Cow Backpacks Reduce Global Methane Emissions?
    179 - Confirmed: In an Unprecedented Move, Samsung Recalls All Galaxy Note 7
    1718 - World Reacts To The Worst Mass Shooting In U.S. History
    1145 - The Case Against a Universal Basic Income
    982 - Ask Slashdot: Would You Recommend Updating To Windows 10?
    733 - FBI: Review of New Emails Doesn't Change Conclusion on Clinton
    167 - The Slashdot Interview With Larry Wall

    • Re:Comment Totals (Score:4, Insightful)

      by Carewolf ( 581105 ) on Sunday January 01, 2017 @02:16AM (#53587201) Homepage

      Added post counts in case anyone else is interested:

      Here's our 10 most-visited stories for 2016.

      55 - Microsoft Live Account Credentials Leaking From Windows 8 And Above

      I think for most of us, silence said it all.

      • by rossz ( 67331 )

        It would have been big news if we learned they weren't leaking credentials and huge number of posts discussing how that was possible.

        • by tsa ( 15680 )

          Exactly. We would have been surprised if the convenient leakimg feature hadn't been built in.

    • by AmiMoJo ( 196126 )

      It's depressing how familiar that list is. Microsoft bugs/hate, mass shootings in the US, Apple being dicks, global warming denial, some bastard made a minor charge to the UI...

      It could be 2005 again.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Does "most visited" include the dupes?

  • by ET3D ( 1169851 ) on Sunday January 01, 2017 @04:45AM (#53587401)

    No longer news for nerds, it's just mainly a generic site where political and "OMG big corporations are fucking us" posts are the highlights.

    • by zifn4b ( 1040588 )

      No longer news for nerds, it's just mainly a generic site where political and "OMG big corporations are fucking us" posts are the highlights.

      I bet this post was made by a Russian hacker!

  • Kinda surprised that one isn't in the list. It had close to 2800 comments.

    Donald Trump Wins US Presidency [slashdot.org]

  • by Anonymous Coward

    It's interesting to see that there aren't many political posts in the top ten. I was expecting Trump, Clinton, Brexit, Trump, Russian Hackers, Clinton, etc, but may of the posts are actually technology related. Maybe Slashdot should realise that its readers don't want another political news site and would rather they stick with science and technology.

    Incidentally, the Related Links at the bottom contain:

    Silicon Valley Investors Call For California To Secede From the US After Trump Win
    Twitters Says It Will

  • Finally... a "the year that was" story that comes AFTER THE END OF THE YEAR IT IS DISCUSSING!
    So sick of news stories being release before the end of the year.

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