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Truth & Transparency Online

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 of what’s new:  We have a much more streamlined Windows installer that consolidates the entire...

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...

How Constituent Data Tracking is Used to Influence Voters

What Is Constituent Data Tracking?  Who is influencing your opinions this election season?  Lots of industries collect and use consumer data — entertainment, news, healthcare, e-commerce — that’s certainly...

Help Desk Series: Choosing a VPN Server Location

What is a VPN? Virtual private networks, or VPNs, allow you to safely connect over the internet and shield your online activity. These networks increase privacy and security by...

The Two-Sided Truth About Hackers

What comes to mind when you hear the word “hacker”? For many of us, the answer is probably something like, “cybercriminal” or “data breach” or “stolen data”. While all...

Why Does Digital Privacy Matter? I Have Nothing to Hide

Understanding Digital Privacy Sometimes our common sense fails us. We’re so wired for instant gratification that we risk digital privacy in favor of convenience.  Ever skip over Terms of...

Compete in Ghostery’s First Writing Contest

Are internet privacy and security your jam? Do your eyes light up at any opportunity to talk about personal data usage, web tracking, and other similar topics? Then do...

It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Observed every October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an opportunity for everyone – from national government to businesses to everyday citizens – to come together in support of better online...

Tips to Help Remote Employees Work Securely

In the past few months, many companies have transitioned to remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications such as Slack, Zoom, Teams, and other cloud-based software have made...

Improve Your Company’s Privacy Efforts with Open Source Software

Many companies are realizing the importance of having an effective privacy and security strategy. These tactics not only help build consumer trust but can also serve to minimize risks...

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...