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After Cambridge Analytica scandal: How to delete your Facebook account

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, many Facebook users have lost all trust in the social network. The data analysis company managed to secretly...

Did you know that incognito mode is not private at all?

Many people mistakenly think that they browse anonymously in incognito mode. In fact, the private browsing mode alone does not prevent websites from gathering...

Ghostery Goes Open Source [version 8.1]

Hey Ghostery fans, We are pleased to announce that Ghostery is officially open source software! As of today, March 8th, our code is available for anyone...

Cookies and fingerprinting: tracking methods clearly explained

You have probably heard of cookies and perhaps fingerprinting in connection with online tracking. But do you also know what is behind it and what...

Ghostery Release Notes

GHOSTERY PRIVACY BROWSER 1.4.0 (March 5, 2018) Fixes crashing in Android v8 Oreo Fix broken import/export bookmarks on Android browser Add ability to...

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 v8.0.6 release notes

Release Summary: Good news for Edge users – Ghostery 8 is now available for upgrade! We thank you all for your patience and hope you enjoy the update. On...

Ghostery v8.0.5 out the door!

In this hotfix, we corrected an important performance issue affecting Chrome where Ghostery would slow or break sites. We have additionally fixed the Export...

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A blow to the open Internet: net neutrality repealed in the United States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

Browse Smarter with Ghostery 8

Hello Ghostery Users, We are very excited to introduce Ghostery 8, the most advanced privacy tool in the world!  This new version of Ghostery has been...

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...