The Ghostery Blog

10 Years and Counting

Ten years ago, a ghost appeared in your browser. It has taken many forms, but its goal has remained the same – to show you what’s happening behind...

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,...

Chrome Manifest V3 – Improving Privacy?

The Chrome team’s proposed changes to browser extension APIs, known as Manifest V3, have proven controversial due to their expected impact on adblockers...

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...

Spring Cleaning: Tidy Up Your Tech

Now is a great time to do some Spring cleaning. As you break out the broom and dustpan, don’t forget about your tech devices. Phones, tablets, and computers...

Want to Do a Social Media Cleanse? Here’s How

It’s no secret that there are many pros and cons to social media. Staying connected with friends, family, and coworkers, sharing and documenting experiences,...

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: 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 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...

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 & 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...