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While vis­it­ing the White House to chat to Pres­i­dent Trump, Kanye West ac­ci­den­tally re­vealed to live TV cam­eras that his iPhone pass­word is just a se­ries of ze­ros. We rec­om­mend you avoid us­ing one of the world’s most com­monly used lock-screen codes. Any­way, here’s a quote from the rap­per dur­ing his chat: “This is our pres­i­dent, he has to be the fresh­est, the fly­est, the fly­est planes, the best fac­to­ries, and we have to make our core be in power.”

30 mil­lion DUCKDUCKGO’S DAILY SEARCH VOL­UME HAS IN­CREASED BY 50% SINCE LAST YEAR

Although it took pri­vacy-cen­tric search en­gine DuckDuckGo seven years be­fore it was hit­ting 10 mil­lion daily searches, its next two mile­stones didn’t take quite as long. In the next year’s traf­fic dou­bled to 20 mil­lion daily searches and, the year af­ter that, it hit 30 mil­lion, mark­ing a 50% in­crease over the pre­vi­ous year. The in­ten­tion of DDG is to of­fer a search en­gine that doesn’t track user ac­tiv­ity for the pur­pose of tar­get­ing ads.

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