10 of 10Image
9. Microsoft, Google, Apple can search your inbox if it suspects you're a leaker
According to The Guardian, Yahoo, Google, and Apple all reserve the right to read user emails if it is deemed "necessary."
10. Twitter usage can actually go up if a country blocks it
Twitter condemned the ban on its service imposed by the Turkish prime minister this week, but despite the blocks it didn't stop users in the country from using the service. Somewhat surprisingly, it went up by as much as 138 percent, according to analytics firms.
Internet tunnelling services are on the up, and alternative DNS addresses have been tagged on walls in the country's capital to help users bypass the block on the service, which has been blamed by the embattled prime minister for spreading allegations of corruption in the country. Even Turkey's president, an avid user of the microblogging service, called the Twitter ban "unacceptable," showing the high-level of diplomatic conflict in the country.