Behind the Curtain

Truth & Transparency Online

Cybervetting Uses Your Data to Determine Employability

What is Cybervetting? Cybervetting is “the process of examining prospective employees’ online information to help make hiring decisions.” This has become a common strategy among recruiters to determine if job candidates are a suitable fit. Some vetting may be...

Employee Monitoring: Sacrificing Privacy for Productivity

Variations of employee monitoring software have been around for quite some time. As technology has progressed, the breadth of these tools has expanded far beyond clocking-in and clocking-out. This...

An Intern’s Perspective: Finding Success in Internships

Brennan Sisco – Marketing Intern – New York City Office When searching for an internship, especially within the competitive field that is New York City, I worried that my...

Pull Back the Curtain with Ghostery’s Partnership Program

The Ghostery Partnership Program aims to pull back the curtain of the invisible web to promote better online privacy and security. What better place to start this unveiling than...

Educating Students About Digital Privacy and Security

This school year many students are trading classrooms for living rooms and notebooks for laptops. Due to the global pandemic, schools are doing their best to create an online...

The Importance of Teaching Basic Tech Skills in Schools

Technology is weaved into many aspects of our day-to-day lives. The majority of jobs use technology of some sort, regardless of if you work in the tech industry. As...

The Pros and Cons of Education Technology

The evolution of technology has drastically changed the way our world works, and the education system is no exception. Education technology has come a long way in the past...

An Intern’s Perspective: Why Do I Need Ghostery Midnight

Howdy Ghosterians! We at Ghostery HQ are in the midst of one of the strangest summers any of us have ever had. Vacations either canceled or severely changed. Parties,...

Practical Privacy: Basic Principles and Default Settings

Privacy is a multi-faceted concept. It’s not one size fits all and is approached differently by governments, businesses, and consumers. However, there are practical privacy standards that can and...

Building Privacy into Ghostery Products

Our main goal at Ghostery is to build products that protect, educate, and empower users to take back control of their online experiences. A crucial part of achieving this...

Making Privacy a Priority

In the past few years, the concern for online privacy has risen globally. It has been at the forefront of political and social conversations but is still not a...

What Consumers Want from a Privacy Bill of Rights

Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Report Today we released our Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Report, revealing a disconnect between consumer trust in data handling practices by big tech...

Internet Addiction Infographic

As June comes to a close, here’s a fun infographic to quickly recap the things we’ve discussed about internet addiction. For more details about each specific topic, check out...

Pricing Updates for Ghostery Subscription Plans

At Ghostery, we’re always looking at ways to improve our products and services. Our strategy is simple: we listen to our users. That’s why we’re very delighted to announce...

Screen Time Strategies You Can Start Today

If you search “screen time”, almost all of the results are related to parental controls and how to implement screen time strategies for kids. Because adults aren’t guilty of...

Unplugging from the Internet Can Improve Your Well-Being

The internet is an incredible tool with a long list of benefits. Ghostery is an internet company after all. However, unplugging from the internet can be very beneficial to...