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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 article, the Facebook CEO defends Facebook’s data collection practices and claims that users now have more control. His statements, however,...

Will Google block ad blockers and privacy extensions?

Proposed changes to Chrome and all Chromium-based browsers would virtually kill off external ad blockers and privacy tools – to the disadvantage of...

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 and 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...

10 tips for better Internet safety

On October 29, 1969, the first ever message was transmitted via the Internet (or its predecessor ARPANET), as today’s “Internet Day” reminds us....

Instagram privacy settings that you should adjust

Like its parent company Facebook, which we covered in a previous post, Instagram collects a lot of data about its users. They use the information about...

Study: Google is the biggest beneficiary of the GDPR

Thanks to its dominant market position, the industry leader benefits from a stronger concentration in the online advertising market. Although the number...

Watching porn on the web – pleasure for some, work for others

(Almost) all do it, but nobody admits it openly: watching porn on the web. Some people even do this professionally. Cliqz employs a quality team whose...

Ghostery Lite – Exclusively for Safari Users

Hey Ghostery fans, We are excited to announce the upcoming release of Ghostery Lite, a streamlined version of Ghostery for users on Safari that provides...

Lufthansa data leak: What a single URL can reveal about you

There is a little-known but widespread privacy and security problem: telltale URLs. They allow third parties access to information that customers provide...

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...

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 it to family...

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...

Ghostery stellt Ghostery Rewards Beta vor

Liebe Ghostery-Fans! Wahrscheinlich habt ihr bemerkt, dass wir zurzeit ein paar Tests durchführen. Manche von euch haben Benachrichtigungen innerhalb...