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Want to do a social media cleanse? Here’s how.

How to Delete Your Social Media Accounts   It’s no secret that there are many pros and cons to social media. Staying connected with friends, family,...

Introducing Ghostery Insights Beta

Hello Ghostery Users, With spring in full swing—the flowers are in bloom and the bees are buzzing—it’s a great time to announce our latest tool,...

Ghostery / Firefox Outage

Hey there Ghosterians! Recently, all add-ons within Firefox were disabled. This is a bug on Firefox’s end and has affected all add-ons; including...

Ghostery goes to college: read about our University Partnership Program – Year 1, done!

Dear Gen Z, You’ve grown up in a world dominated by the internet. A world where new tech, targeted ads, and social media platforms reign. Because you...

Cookies and trackers 101: what you need to know

What are cookies and trackers, and what are the differences between first-party tracking and third-party tracking, and what can you do to protect your...

Ad blocker performance study in response to Manifest V3 finds that Ghostery’s ad blocker beats the competition

A recent study by Cliqz analyzed the effectiveness of popular content-blockers, finding that overall they are very efficient, having sub-millisecond median...

Zuckerberg’s “facts about Facebook” – the peak of hypocrisy

In a guest contribution for the Wall Street Journal, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defends the advertising-based business model of his company and once...

Will Google block ad blockers and privacy extensions?

Google engineers proposed some fundamental changes to the Chrome desktop browser and all other browsers using the open source Chromium code base (which...

Ghostery Plus!

Hello Ghostery Users, Season’s greetings and Happy New Year! The holidays are behind us, but we hope you don’t mind “unwrapping” one last surprise. ...

Why 2019 will be the year of stricter privacy regulation

Scott Matteson of TechRepublic spoke with Ghostery’s Director of Product, Jeremy Tillman discuss privacy regulation predictions for 2019. Check out...

The naughty ways retailers track you online and 5 steps you can take to protect your privacy while shopping online this holiday season

The name of the game in the online retail business is tracking. Retailers have always looked for ways to compete for your business, whether through promotions...

2018 midterm election study

Of the 1,008 websites we collected (House and Senate candidates for the 2018 midterm elections), we were left with 981 after removing duplicates and invalid...

10 tips for better Internet safety

On October 29, 1969, the first ever message was transmitted via the Internet (or its predecessor ARPANET), as today’s “Internet Day” reminds us....

Ghostery Lite for Safari is live

Ghostery Lite – a new-and-improved ad and tracker blocking privacy product for fast, simple and safe browsing – is officially LIVE and ready...

Instagram privacy settings that you should adjust

Like its parent company Facebook, which we covered in a previous post, Instagram collects a lot of data about its users. They use the information about...

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...