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Help Desk Series: Resetting your password

How do I reset my password? There are a few ways to update the password for your Ghostery account. If you are signed into your account and simply want...

A simple guide to making strong and unique passwords

Most of us understand what is means when we’re told to use strong passwords. They should be complicated, random, and difficult to crack. We know this,...

Help Desk Series: The mystery of the Unknown category

What is the Unknown category? Prior to the 8.4.1 version of Ghostery, users were unable to view scripts/requests that were detected by the Enhanced Anti-Tracking...

10 tips for safe holiday online shopping

The holiday shopping season is back and in full swing – with bigger budgets and better savings. Retailers are offering BOGOs, bargains, and free shipping...

Increase efficiency with search operators and search modifiers

Whether you use Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, or some other search engine, chances are you’ve encountered a search that isn’t returning the exact results...

Things to look for in a privacy policy

Let’s be honest… most of us have read very few, if any, privacy policies. Even though sites and services are required to provide this information,...

Protecting your house with IoT devices

IoT Devices Within Your Home Defined as “the networking capability that allows information to be sent to and received from objects and devices (such...

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...

How safe is free wi-fi?

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the public Wi-Fi networks are growing by the minute. Whether you’re enjoying a family vacation or a refreshing...

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...

The future of privacy laws in the United States

Since the introduction of the GDPR, there has been quite a bit of discussion on what the rest of the world, especially the United States, will do next...

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...

The current state of GDPR

Online privacy has become a point of contention in recent years, particularly surrounding Facebook and Google. There is a lot being done behind the scenes...

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.”...