Behind the Curtain

Truth & Transparency Online

What Makes Up Your Digital Self?

Last week on the blog we addressed cleaning up your digital footprint in 2021…but do you know what makes up your true “digital self?”   The definition of your digital self is constantly evolving. Nonstop connectedness has real-world consequences to...

Ghostery Browser January Update

Hey there, beta testers!    Happy New Year! We hope you had a relaxing holiday and are ready to do great things in 2021.  Here at Ghostery, we’re already back...

Clean Up Your Digital Footprint in 2021

Well, we made it — 2021 is finally here! If you’re like most people, you may have considered making a resolution to lead a healthier, happier life in January...

Ghostery’s 2020 Year in Review

As we all know, this year saw a significant rise in all the things that can affect online privacy: working from home and accessing new networks; video conferencing and...

Explaining the importance of privacy to kids

This month on the blog our focus has been protecting children’s online privacy.  We looked at understanding tech in the home; how tech companies might be tracking children’s online...

Ghostery Browser Update

Hey there, beta testers!    We’re sitting under a foot of snow here in the NYC area but our engineers are an unstoppable machine that can’t be held back by mere...

Sharing Your Kids’ Profiles (Before They Make One)

More data is collected about children growing up today than ever before — but are parents partly to blame?  This month on the blog our focus is protecting children’s...

Data Collection and Kids: Big Tech Profits from Children’s Online Activity

Last week we discussed tech in the home and how it relates to keeping your family safe. We looked at how YouTube was fined $170 million for violating the...

Tracking The Trackers 2020: Web tracking’s opaque business model of selling users

The internet is not free. Yet billions of people unknowingly trade their data while they browse in what they think is a free ecosystem.  Trackers are lurking everywhere. Web...

Ghostery Browser Beta: New Update

Hey there, beta testers!    We have made a few new updates to Ghostery Browser and Ghostery Search this past week and we wanted to give you a quick summary....

Tech in the Home: a Family Affair

We’re dedicating this month on the blog to providing tips and resources to keep you and your children safer online. Our goal is to empower you to be wiser...

Ghostery Browser Beta

Hello All!  First, thank you so much for joining the beta for Ghostery Browsers!  We are really excited with the product and, though it’s early, we hope you are enjoying it as...

Best (Financial) Practices for $afe Online Shopping

It’s almost time for our new, socially distanced Black Friday 2020! As we’ve mentioned in a few recent blog posts this month, online shopping in the COVID-19 era means...

Privacy Red Flags While Shopping Online

Defending against red flags starts with awareness.  It’s now easier than ever for companies to target you directly, which means cybercriminals aren’t far behind. Advertisements are everywhere as we...

3 Reasons to Reconsider Shopping Browser Extensions

Everyone loves a bargain when shopping online, especially around the holidays. As you’re aware if you’re a savvy online shopper, shopping browser extensions can bring more of those bargains...

Ad Retargeting 101: Online Shopping In the COVID-19 Era

November is a busy month for online shopping — known around the world as the unofficial kickoff to the holiday purchasing season! In 2019, an estimated 190 million Americans...