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Introducing Ghostery Midnight

Hey there Ghostery users, It’s no secret that today’s third-party tracking technologies go beyond your browser. Big tech companies and other data collection...

Help pick Ghosty’s Halloween costume

Hey Ghosterians! It’s almost Halloween and we need your help picking Ghosty’s Halloween costume. Let’s meet the contenders:   Ninja...

2019 Ghostery Virtual Hackathon

Ghostery is excited to be hosting its first Virtual Hackathon! If creativity and coding are your thing, check out the details below and sign up.   Please...

Help Desk Series: Ghostery accounts

Do I need a Ghostery account? You do not need an account to use the free Ghostery Browser Extension; it is simply an option to make things more convenient...

Ghostery cheat sheet

If you’ve been following along with posts from our Help Desk Series, then you’ve received an in-depth view of what certain Ghostery features...

Safari 13 + Ghostery 5

Howdy Ghosterians, Due to the changes in Safari’s API, we created Ghostery Lite. Ghostery Lite is an updated version of Ghostery for Mac users that works...

VPNs: How do they work and things to consider

What’s a VPN? Virtual private networks, or VPNs, are a “connection method used to add security and privacy to private and public networks.”...

Help Desk Series: Enhanced ad blocking

What is it? The Enhanced Ad Blocker complements Ghostery’s tracker blocking and anti-tracking by acting as a cosmetic filter and blocking visual ads...

Help Desk Series: Enhanced anti-tracking

What is it? The Enhanced Anti-Tracking feature is a heuristic approach to real-time, algorithmic tracking protection. So, what does that mean? Like Ghostery’s...

Help Desk Series: Smart blocking

What is it? Smart Blocking is one of our automatic features that makes it easier to optimize your browsing experience and blocking choices. It automatically...

10th anniversary highlights

This Wednesday Ghostery celebrated its 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...

How to keep your browsing information untraceable

I had a conversation with a friend recently about keeping their data safe when browsing the internet. With it being pretty easy for advertisers to install...

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...