From Wired News:
It was the year corporate and university data spills just kept coming, and the Supreme Court decided technology companies can be held responsible for the bad behavior of their users. Big firms lined up to help repressive governments; governments helped themselves to private phone calls and e-mail. A medical miracle transformed, overnight, into heartbreaking scandal.
On balance the tech world’s triumphs far outweighed its failures in 2005. But those who don’t write top-10 lists about the passing year are doomed to repeat its mistakes. So here’s our pick for the year’s nastiest moments in technology.