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The Purple Box

Open source products for privacy-minded companies & individuals

There’s an endless list of software programs out there for both individuals and the corporate world to use – varying from paid and proprietary to free...

10th anniversary highlights

This Wednesday Ghostery celebrated its 10 year anniversary – balloons, confetti, cameras, the whole shebang. Ghosterians from the past and present,...

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’s 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

June might already be in full swing, but there’s still time to do some Spring cleaning. As you break out the broom and dust pan, don’t forget about...

Want to do a social media cleanse? Here’s how.

How to Delete Your Social Media Accounts   It’s no secret that there are many pros and cons to social media. Staying connected with friends, family,...

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...

Ghostery goes to college: read about our 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 in response to Manifest V3 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...