FTC looks to hammer out rules to rein in tech companies’ data collection

WASHINGTON — Whether it’s the fitness tracker on your wrist, the “smart” home appliances in your house or the latest kids’ fad going viral in online videos, they all produce a trove of personal data for big tech companies. How that data is being used and protected has led to growing public concern and officials’ … Read more

Elon Musk questions Twitter’s ‘monetizable’ daily active user numbers

After scrapping the $44 billion Twitter deal over the presence of fake/spam accounts, Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Sunday questioned the company’s way of measuring its user base, which it uniquely calls “monetizable daily active users” (mDAUs). In 2019, Twitter for the first time used the word mDAU, saying it believes that monetizable DAU, and … Read more