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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....

Ghostery Lite for Safari is live

Ghostery Lite – a new-and-improved ad and tracker blocking privacy product for fast, simple and safe browsing – is officially LIVE and ready...

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...

Major Updates to Ghostery Privacy Browser for Android and iOS

Hey Ghostery fans, We recently revamped our mobile browser for Android and iOS! Ghostery Privacy Browser now provides dramatically faster browsing and...

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 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...

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...

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...