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The Medium or the Message: Children’s Content on YouTube

In the spirit of digital exploration, we here at Ghostery wanted to take a closer look into the world of YouTube videos, particularly at content generated for and targeted at children. What we found was startling. If you have...

How to securely erase data from your phone or laptop

Do you have a new smartphone, tablet or laptop and don’t know what to do with your old device? Do you want to keep it as a replacement, give...

How To Keep Your Phone Secure While Traveling

When you’re on holiday, your phone is your best friend. It functions as your map, guidebook and camera – plus you can make your friends jealous by sending snaps...

How We at Ghostery Protect Users from Web Tracking

There are already many tools available which aim to prevent the kinds of tracking we have described. In general these act as browser extensions which monitor network traffic and...

Ghostery Rewards Beta Rollout

Hi Ghostery fans! You may have noticed that we have been running an experiment. Some of you will have received messages within the Ghostery browser extension alerting you to...

EU fines Google a record $5 billion for Android antitrust violations

The European Commission ordered Google to pay a $5 billion antitrust fine for exploiting its dominant market position in search engines, mobile operating systems and app stores for Android. This...

Why consumer privacy laws should be de facto across America

(Excerpt from The Hill – 07/19/18 08:30 AM EDT) Last month, California Gov. Jerry Brown rushed to approve a law that gives consumers more control and transparency into how...

Why privacy should be your number one online concern – Ghostery featured in TechRadar

Ghostery tells us why privacy issues can help shape the future of the Internet How we use the Internet and the information shared, knowingly or otherwise, has become a...

After Gmail controversy: How to revoke app access to your Google account

If you grant a third-party app access to Gmail, you must expect the developer’s staff to read your private messages. Check access rights now! Earlier this week an article...

Ghostery’s Tracker Tax study featured in TechRadar

Ad trackers aren’t just a threat to your privacy – they can making browsing a drag by doubling page load times according to a survey by online privacy company...

Ghostery 8.2 is here!

Hey there Ghostery fans, Ghostery 8.2 is out the door! We have revamped our UI in this latest release, cleaning up the interface and adding more informative user feedback...

Net Neutrality is dead, but clean and fast web browsing is still possible with tools like Ghostery

The death of net neutrality The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) repeal of net neutrality legislation, which required Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to treat all online content and data equally,...

Ghostery Email Incident Update

Dear Ghostery Users, We are very sorry! Ghostery sent out an email yesterday that resulted in the exposure of account holders’ email addresses to other Ghostery account holders and...

Happy GDPR Day – We’ve got you covered

Dear Ghostery Users, As you may be aware, on May 25, 2018 the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect.  We at Ghostery hold ourselves to a...

How to GDPR Yourself

The European Union law on data protection General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable in just a few days (May 25, 2018). It governs the way businesses carry out...

Facebook’s Clear History won’t solve the problem of shadow profiles

If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can’t view or delete the data collected about you on third-party websites and in apps, nor disable tracking. Cliqz considers this...