The Do Not Track Act introduced by Sen. Josh Hawley would establish a single, enforceable mechanism for people to prevent data collection and online tracking.
In Firefox 67, Mozilla has moved to block cryptominers and browser fingerprinters, which track users across the web.
A WhatsApp vulnerability has reportedly been used in highly targeted attacks to install spyware on victims' phones.
The FTC is urging Congress to pass a broad federal privacy and security law--and allow the commission to be the enforcement authority for it.
As Congress considers various privacy bills, advocates are pushing for a federal data protection agency to enforce any new law.