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.
Absent any move on the federal level for a consumer data privacy law, states have passed their own laws. Utah is about to have a law that would require government to have a warrant to get any consumer data stored by third-party providers.