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10th anniversary highlights

This Wednesday Ghostery celebrated it’s 10 year anniversary – balloons, confetti, cameras, the whole shebang. Ghosterians from the past and present,...

Help Desk Series: Pause Ghostery

What Does it Do? Pause Ghostery will pause the extension on all sites. Users can choose to manually pause and un-pause or utilize the preset 30 minute,...

Help Desk Series: Trust site

What does it do? Trust site will turn off Ghostery and allow all trackers and ads on a website and its subdomains to run unblocked. This feature is useful...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ghostery Lite – Exclusively for Safari Users

Hey Ghostery fans, We are excited to announce the upcoming release of Ghostery Lite, a streamlined version of Ghostery for users on Safari that provides...

Major Updates to Ghostery Privacy Browser for Android and iOS

Hey Ghostery fans, We recently revamped our mobile browser for Android and iOS! Ghostery Privacy Browser now provides dramatically faster browsing and...

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...

Ghostery Rewards Beta Rollout

Hi Ghostery fans! You may have noticed that we have been running an experiment. Some of you will have received messages within the Ghostery browser extension...