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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.