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Study: Google is the biggest beneficiary of the GDPR

Thanks to its dominant market position, the industry leader benefits from a stronger concentration in the online advertising market. Although the number...

Watching porn on the web – pleasure for some, work for others

(Almost) all do it, but nobody admits it openly: watching porn on the web. Some people even do this professionally. Cliqz employs a quality team whose...

Ghostery Lite – Exclusively for Safari Users

Hey Ghostery fans, We are excited to announce the upcoming release of Ghostery Lite, a streamlined version of Ghostery for users on Safari that provides...

Major Updates to Ghostery Privacy Browser for Android and iOS

Hey Ghostery fans, We recently revamped our mobile browser for Android and iOS! Ghostery Privacy Browser now provides dramatically faster browsing and...

Lufthansa data leak: What a single URL can reveal about you

There is a little-known but widespread privacy and security problem: telltale URLs. They allow third parties access to information that customers provide...

The Medium or the Message: Children’s Content on YouTube

In the spirit of digital exploration, we here at Ghostery wanted to take a closer look into the world of YouTube videos, particularly at content generated...

How to securely erase data from your phone or laptop

Do you have a new smartphone, tablet or laptop and don’t know what to do with your old device? Do you want to keep it as a replacement, give it to family...

How To Keep Your Phone Secure While Traveling

When you’re on holiday, your phone is your best friend. It functions as your map, guidebook and camera – plus you can make your friends jealous by...

Ghostery Rewards Beta Rollout

Hi Ghostery fans! You may have noticed that we have been running an experiment. Some of you will have received messages within the Ghostery browser extension...

EU fines Google a record $5 billion for Android antitrust violations

The European Commission ordered Google to pay a $5 billion antitrust fine for exploiting its dominant market position in search engines, mobile...

Why consumer privacy laws should be de facto across America

(Excerpt from The Hill – 07/19/18 08:30 AM EDT) Last month, California Gov. Jerry Brown rushed to approve a law that gives consumers more control...

Why privacy should be your number one online concern – Ghostery featured in TechRadar

Ghostery tells us why privacy issues can help shape the future of the Internet How we use the Internet and the information shared, knowingly or otherwise,...

After Gmail controversy: How to revoke app access to your Google account

If you grant a third-party app access to Gmail, you must expect the developer’s staff to read your private messages. Check access rights now! Earlier...

Ghostery’s Tracker Tax study featured in TechRadar

Ad trackers aren’t just a threat to your privacy – they can making browsing a drag by doubling page load times according to a survey by online privacy...

Ghostery 8.2 is here!

Hey there Ghostery fans, Ghostery 8.2 is out the door! We have revamped our UI in this latest release, cleaning up the interface and adding more informative...

Net Neutrality is dead, but clean and fast web browsing is still possible with tools like Ghostery

The death of net neutrality The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) repeal of net neutrality legislation, which required Internet Service Providers...