Behind the Curtain

Truth & Transparency Online

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 encrypting your internet connection and cloaking your IP address as...

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...

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...

Your tracking options

Ghostery uses 1st-party tracking to understand how users like you move around our site so we can improve your experience. As a privacy company, we do NOT exchange data with third-party service providers to serve ads, follow your behavior around the web, or sell your data. The data collected is NOT used to identify you. Read our website privacy policy for more information.