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Personal Data and Online Privacy: How to Decode Privacy Policies

Like every person, you change over time.  What worked a couple years ago doesn’t work today. Think about the fact that 7 or 8 years ago, many of us relied on Netflix to mail out new DVDs.  (Yeah, the...

Remote Work: 4 Ways to Protect Your Personal Data

As you know, COVID-19 completely changed where and how we work.  While there were some positives with moving to remote work, it also further eroded the definition between “work...

Ghostery Dawn – March.3

Hey there Dawners, we have another update for you.  Here is what we have implemented in this release:  Firefox 86.0.1 implementation, which has several fixes related to the core Firefox browser code.   Theme improvements, which continue to differentiate our...

Women’s History Month: Ghostery Celebrates Women in Tech

It’s March and spring is in the air! It’s also Women’s History Month. Did you know that it grew first from one day, then to one week, until people...

Ghostery Dawn Update – March.2

It’s Thursday, how about another Dawn update, why not?  We’re cranking so fast we barely have time to write words and shove them at you.  Here’s the new hotness in this week’s update:  This...

Ghostery’s Take on Mindful Dating: 3 Reasons to Limit What You Share On Dating Apps

Have you dipped your toe into the online dating waters?  Millions of people are turning to dating apps and there’s an app for almost everyone — and every lifestyle....

Ghostery Dawn Update – March.1

Happy Friday, folks.  Things are crackin’, so let’s give you the low down.  The Ghostery Dawn evolution is nearly complete and we’re *almost* ready to launch.  As we take one step closer, here are...

Ghostery Dawn: Our New Browser Is Lightning-Fast

What happens when we put two web browsers in the ring to duke it out?  We put in our new up-and-comer Ghostery Dawn against a well-known champ, Google Chrome,...

Ghostery Dawn Product Update

Hey there ever’body!  Things continue to progress quite nicely here with Ghostery Dawn, in large part to your great feedback, recommendations, and contributions!  We have a handful of improvements in this week’s Ghostery Dawn update, which includes the...

Education Technology: Pros and Cons

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...

Using 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...

Ghostery Dawn Update.. more!

Hey there, beta testers!  We have a handful of improvements in this week’s Dawn update, which includes the following changes:  We have committed the changes made by @yokoffing to implement Better Fox to improve privacy, security, and performance  Ghostery Glow...

Basic Privacy 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...

Ghostery Dawn Update Feb 9

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  We have a bunch of new improvements in this week’s latest update, which includes the following changes:  We have implemented the Firefox 85 update, which includes protection against supercookies, bookmark improvements, and password manager...

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 for and targeted...

Ghostery Dawn Update

Hi there Ghostery Dawn testers! We have a bunch of new improvements in this week’s latest update, which includes the following changes: The new tab design has been updated...