Press Releases

  • Press Release

    More Than 3 in 4 Americans Agree That Ownership of Their Personal Data Should Be a Constitutional Right

    New Ghostery report shows that even in extenuating circumstances, consumers have clear and specific expectations of their rights with regard to their data, and they aren’t being met   NEW YORK – July 7, 2020 – Ghostery, the digital intelligence company known for its ad and tracker-blocking privacy products, today released its “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Report,” revealing a disconnect between consumer trust in data handling practices by big tech companies and the government,...
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    Ghostery Launches New Tool Enabling Full Desktop Privacy Protection Through App-Level Tracker Blocking and VPN

    Ghostery Midnight offers users unprecedented protection at the device-level, blocking data-collecting trackers across all applications, and ensuring full internet privacy with VPN   New York – December 19, 2019 – Ghostery, the digital intelligence company known for its free browser extension that makes your web browsing experience cleaner, faster and safer, today has launched Ghostery Midnight, expanding its privacy capabilities beyond the browser for full desktop protection. Midnight’s device-level...
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    Ghostery Unveils New Subscription Model to Bring Premium Features to Users, Enriching the Online Browsing Experience

    New Ghostery tools give users full control over their online experience, from browser customization to privacy and more New York, NY – January 16, 2019 – Ghostery, known for its free browser extension that makes your web browsing experience cleaner, faster and safer, today released a new subscription option, Ghostery Plus, which provides users in-depth web and tracker insights and advanced features including priority support, new themes and more. Ghostery will still offer a free version...
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    Ghostery Launches New Mobile Browser with Advanced Privacy Technology for a Safer and Faster Browsing Experience

    The Ghostery Privacy Browser provides dramatically faster browsing and greater privacy to Android and iOS users with built-in tracker- and ad-blocking New York – September 19, 2018 – Ghostery, known for its free browser extension that makes your web browsing experience cleaner, faster and safer, today launched a new version of its Ghostery Privacy Browser for Android and iOS, bringing the full browser ecosystem of its parent company Cliqz to Ghostery users and providing a fast, private, tracker-...
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    Ghostery Study Reveals Trackers Make Websites Load Twice as Slow

    Third-party trackers cost users an average of 10 extra seconds per page load time; internet users can double their browsing speed by simply blocking tracking scripts New York, NY – May 1, 2018 – A new study published today by Ghostery, a free browser extension that makes your web browsing experience cleaner, faster and safer, and its parent company Cliqz, reveals that in addition to alarming privacy implications, today’s widespread practice of tracking every single user’s online behavior...
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    Ghostery Goes Open Source

    Demonstrates Commitment to Transparency and the Open Internet New York—March 8, 2018—Ghostery, a provider of free software that makes your web browsing experience cleaner, faster, and safer by detecting and blocking third-party data-tracking technologies, announced today that it is going open source and the code for its popular browser extension is now publicly available on GitHub. This move demonstrates Ghostery’s commitment to transparency, empowering the public to see how Ghostery works...
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    Ghostery schützt Privatsphäre mit Künstlicher Intelligenz

    Ghostery schützt Privatsphäre mit Künstlicher Intelligenz   Dank einfacher Einstellungen kann mit Ghostery 8 jedermann sein Web-Erlebnis sauberer, sicherer und schneller gestalten   New York, 6. Dezember 2017 — Ghostery hat eine neue Version seiner Anti-Tracking-Software veröffentlicht: Ghostery 8 kombiniert erstmals die bewährte Blocklist-basierte Anti-Tracking-Technik mit neuen Methoden auf der Grundlage Künstlicher Intelligenz (KI). Die neue Version richtet sich überdies stärker an...
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    Studie: Auf 79 Prozent aller Websites greifen Tracker Daten ab

    Studie: Auf 79 Prozent aller Websites greifen Tracker Daten ab Zehn Prozent der Seiten senden sogar Daten an zehn Unternehmen oder mehr   New York— 6. Dezember 2017— Laut einer gemeinsamen Studie des Anbieters von Anti-Tracking-Software Ghostery und des Anbieters von Browser- und Suchmaschinentechnologie Cliqz sind weltweit auf 79 Prozent aller Websites (Unique Domains) Tracker vorhanden, die Daten über das Verhalten von Internetnutzern erfassen. Auf acht von zehn Websites werden Nutzer also...
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    Cliqz buys Ghostery’s consumer operations

    Munich, Germany, February 15, 2017: Cliqz GmbH, a German company owned by Mozilla and Hubert Burda Media, has acquired Ghostery’s consumer operations, which includes the popular brand, anti-tracking browser extensions and mobile apps, user-base and team from its parent company, Ghostery, Inc. Cliqz is a provider of innovative, privacy-focused browser technologies with integrated quick-search functionality. By combining algorithmic and blocklist anti-tracking approaches, Cliqz and Ghostery will...
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Pete Knowlton
Pete Knowlton
US - Ghostery, Inc.
press@ghostery.com
+49 89 9250 1833
Thomas Konrad
Thomas Konrad
EMEA - Cliqz GmbH
press@cliqz.com
+49 89 9250 1833
Über Ghostery

Wir leben in einer vernetzten Welt. Wenn du im Internet surfst, gibt es tausende unsichtbare Tracking-Technologien, die dich und deine Browser-Daten mit Unternehmen in der ganzen Welt verbinden, so dass sie dich mit Werbung ins Visier nehmen, dein Internet-Verhalten analysieren und ihre eigene externe Web-Technologie integrieren können. Diese Tracker verlangsamen die Ladezeit der Internetseiten, während sie Daten übertragen und herunterladen, gleichzeitig steigern sie das Durcheinander auf Internetseiten durch Werbung und Pop-ups und gefährden deine Information, da sie dein Internet-Surfverhalten an andere Unternehmen weiterleiten.

Das Internet nervt. Ghostery macht es weniger nervig.

Ghostery bietet eine kostenlose Browsererweiterung und einen mobilen Browser, der das...

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About Cliqz

The mission of the German startup Cliqz GmbH is to redesign the Internet for the user by combining the power of data, browser, and search. In Munich, more than 100 experts from over 30 countries develop browsers and browser extensions with integrated search engines to bring users to their destination in the most direct way while protecting their privacy. Cliqz quick search works with its own independent web index, powered by the company’s Human Web technology. It is available in the Cliqz browser for Windows, Mac OS, Android and iOS or as an extension for the Firefox desktop browser.

Jean-Paul Schmetz founded Cliqz GmbH in 2008. Since May 2013, Cliqz GmbH has been majority-owned by Hubert Burda Media, one of Europe’s leading media corporations. In August 2016, Mozilla joined as a strategic minority investor. In February 2017, Cliqz acquired the world’s leading anti-tracking tool Ghostery.

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