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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 blocking tools allow users to protect personal data across their entire computer and applications, including email clients, creative software, task apps, entertainment and music platforms and more.


Additionally, Midnight will feature Ghostery’s first ever Virtual Private Network tool, ensuring the highest level of browsing privacy through a protected internet network. Together with its application tracker-blocking capabilities, Midnight will provide users the most secure digital experience, protecting them from data collection on both browsers and applications. Midnight will be offered at its Premium tier, which unlocks advanced features at a monthly rate of $14.


Key features include:


  • Ad Blocking & Tracker Protection: Prevent trackers from collecting your data and block intrusive and annoying ads across all desktop applications, from email clients like Microsoft Outlook, to entertainment apps like Spotify and Hulu
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN): Connect to the internet and shield your activity via a secure and encrypted connection. By anonymizing your IP address, location and browsing information is obscured as you browse on a private network
  • Tracker Monitoring: View which companies are trying to track you, and how trackers are interacting together to share and spread data
  • Cross-Browser Compatibility: Protection for every single browser, regardless of limitations and extension support, managed entirely through Midnight
  • Customized Protection: Make informed decisions around your data by viewing app tracker totals, and picking and choosing which apps to safeguard for flexible protection and control


“As everyday digital users, we’re incredibly vulnerable.  Today’s websites have dozens if not hundreds of tracking technologies built into them and, increasingly, modern desktop applications are using the same technologies to extend the reach of third-party tracking beyond your browser to include everything else you do on your device.  This allows big tech companies like Google and Facebook, not to mention hundreds of smaller ones, to cast a bigger net to collect and monetize our data”  said Jeremy Tillman, President at Ghostery. “For years, we at Ghostery have been focused on protecting users and their data on the browser. However, with impending changes in the browser landscape and privacy threats expanding at a device level, we’re excited to debut Ghostery Midnight, featuring app-level tracker blocking capabilities and our first ever VPN, so users can feel protected at every level.”


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About Ghostery

Ghostery provides digital intelligence tools that improve consumer privacy and the web browsing experience. It is known for its popular browser extension that makes the web browsing experience faster, cleaner and safer by detecting and blocking third-party data-tracking technologies. Its mission is to build a product ecosystem that fosters an internet that does not need to harvest consumer data or attention to drive the digital economy. Launched in 2009, Ghostery has more than seven million monthly active users who access the tool via app or browser extension. With its intuitive user interface, Ghostery enables average internet users to protect their privacy by default, while expert users benefit from a broad set of features and settings.


Headquartered in New York, Ghostery was developed and operated by Ghostery, Inc., a fully-owned subsidiary of Cliqz GmbH, a German search and browser technology company backed by Hubert Burda Media. Neither Cliqz nor Ghostery share any data about individual users with third parties.


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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 Surfen im Internet sauberer, schneller und sicherer macht. Ghostery entdeckt und blockiert Tracking-Technologien auf den von dir besuchten Internetseiten, um das Laden von Seiten zu beschleunigen, Durcheinander zu eliminieren und deine Daten und deine Privatsphäre zu schützen. Es hält dich darüber informiert, welche Unternehmen dich verfolgen und gibt dir die Tools an die Hand, die du brauchst, um zu entscheiden, was du blockierst willst und wann. Ghostery führt kontinuierliche Innovationen und Weiterentwicklung seiner Produkte durch, um das effektivste Tool zum Aufbau eines geschützteren Internets, das die Bedürfnisse der Nutzer an erste Stelle setzt, bereitzustellen.

Ghostery wurde 2008 von David Cancel mit Sitz in New York City gegründet. 2017 wurde Ghostery durch Cliqz GmbH, einem in Deutschland ansässigen Unternehmen mit Firmensitz in München, Deutschland, unterstützt durch Mozilla und Hubert Burda Media, von Evidon, Inc übernommen.

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EMEA - Cliqz GmbH
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