Behind the Curtain

Truth & Transparency Online

Ghostery Juneteenth Statement

Recent national events have unsettled the country and our consciences. These events have threatened – or rather, elucidated issues that have long threatened – the foundation of our civil society and the liberty of its people. For some of...

5 Types of Internet Addiction

Researchers have identified 5 types of internet addiction. Before we jump into the subcategories, let’s define internet addiction as a whole. Internet Addiction: Internet addiction is characterized by excessive...

Are You Addicted to the Internet?

The internet can be a wonderful place – especially when your online experience is ad and tracker free (;  Online gaming, shopping, social media, music, and video streaming, the...

How to Delete Your Social Media Accounts

Each social media platform offers its own version of privacy settings. (For instructions on how to adjust these settings for maximum privacy, visit our posts about Facebook and Instagram,...

How to Change Your Privacy Settings on Twitter and YouTube

In our last post, we covered how to make your personal information more secure on Facebook and Instagram. Moving on to two other social media giants, let’s go through...

How to Change Your Privacy Settings on Facebook and Instagram

Using social media of any kind removes the possibility of complete privacy. But there are ways to change your privacy settings to reveal as little personal information as possible...

Improve Your Privacy on Social Media

Social media has become the main channel for many of our day-to-day activities. Through these platforms, we’re able to connect with friends & family, participate in global conversations, engage...

Ghostery Virtual Hackathon 2020

Ghostery is excited to be hosting a virtual hackathon! If creativity and coding are your thing, check out the details below and sign up. Teams: Up to 5 people...

The Impact of Technology on Workplace Communication

Technology has drastically changed work environments and workplace communication. Computers, email, internet, and other desktop applications have reshaped the functionality of your typical office, increasing interactions and productivity. This...

Living in Our Own Filter Bubbles

“What does a fish know about the water in which he swims all his life?” A thought-provoking question, from Albert Einstein’s Out of My Later Years, that brings attention...

Sustainability as an Efficient Business Strategy

A variety of thoughts may come to mind when thinking about sustainability – and rightfully so. Sustainability is a complex concept that encompasses a wide range of topics. These...

Does Technology Make the World Bigger or Smaller?

Does technology make the world bigger or smaller? It’s a tricky question to answer – mostly because it depends on the way you look at it.   A connected...

Digital Self Infographic

As March comes to a close, so does our series on the digital self. We covered a variety of information about digital footprints, online personas, and the compromises we...

The Privacy Paradox: Concerns vs Behaviors

What is the Privacy Paradox? Grab a pen. Write down a number on a scale from 1-10 that you think accurately represents how you much care about your privacy...

Online Personas and What Not to Share

Can someone be two people at once? In today’s world, the answer is yes. In fact, one could argue someone can be multiple people at once. How? Due to...

Simple Steps to Manage Your Digital Footprint

Now that we’ve covered what your digital footprint is, let’s review a few easy ways to manage it. These simple steps can help minimize the amount of data you...