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8. Apple's App Store isn't as secure as many first thought
Apple prides itself on a safe and secure app store, where users can download apps that have been security-scrutiny tested by the iPhone and iPad maker — compared to Google Play and Microsoft's Windows Store, which are littered with malware-ridden apps, and fake knock-offs. But this week Apple was under the spotlight for letting one "anonymity" app through the gates of its walled garden that was "full of adware and spyware," according to complaining users. Apple remained mum on the matter and did not respond for comment when pressed on the matter.
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.