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Chrome’s default ad blocker strengthens Google’s data-driven advertising platforms

Google’s browser now blocks certain ad formats by default. This move is less about improving the browsing experience and more about forcing publishers...

Ghostery Extension protects against stealthy cryptocurrency mining

The built-in ad blocker within the Ghostery Extension not only reliably blocks unwanted ads. It also prevents websites from secretly hijacking...

Here’s what you can do to stop big tech from manipulating you online

Did Russian operatives use Facebook as a way to deepen the political divide in America during the 2016 Presidential election? The same tools that empower...

The Real Cost of the ‘Free’ Internet

Digital advertisers are making approximately $250 annually – roughly twice the cost of a Netflix subscription – off you and your browsing data. This...

A blow to the open Internet: net neutrality repealed in the United States

The regulatory agency FCC voted to drop the previous rules despite massive protests. Critics now fear that a two-class Internet will arise. Politicians...

2018: The Year Of The GhostySquad!

Hey There Ghosterians! It should be as no surprise that we have the best user base out of any Internet privacy extension on the web today! Millions of...

Session replay scripts video record your activity as you browse a website

Princeton researchers have discovered tracking scripts on hundreds of websites that record, in real time, your keystrokes, mouse movements,...

KRACK: Wi-Fi security flaw affects virtually all devices – Here’s what to do

The security researcher Mathy Vanhoef has discovered critical flaws in the WPA2 security standard which is used virtually everywhere to encrypt...

Ghostery v7.4 ready for you!

Hello Ghosterians, Great news for mobile users! In this release, we have updated our Android Firefox extension to the latest version, Ghostery 7. Try us...

Save net neutrality: Internet-wide day of action on July 12th

The joint message of hundreds of participating organizations to the FCC and Congress is: “Don’t mess with the Internet!” By showing fictional...

Ghostery is Acquired by Cliqz!

Hello Ghosterians, We are overjoyed to announce that the Ghostery extension and mobile browsers have been acquired by Cliqz, a German company owned by...

Ghostery 7 is live on Microsoft Edge!

To all Ghostery Users living on the Edge! We are pleased to announce that Ghostery 7 has finally arrived to Microsoft Edge in all its tracker-busting glory!...

Become a Ghostery Beta Tester!

Want to get back to living on the edge and putting the L back in YOLO? Want to test the outer limits of technology and become a valued member of a treasured...

Ghostery Privacy Browser: Protection on Your Mobile Browser

According to a study by comScore, 65% of total digital media time is now spent on mobile. Increasing Concerns About Privacy According to a study by comScore,...