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  • Product Releases
    Ghostery Privacy Browser - Outage Update

    Ghostery Privacy Browser - Outage Update

    Yesterday we had an issue with our Tracker Library, so we rolled back. But in doing that, we also rolled over a setting that is causing our Privacy Browser for Android to crash on startup. We have been coding as fast as possible and have a new release coming out soon that will resolve this.

    If your browser is working then you are all set! No action is needed.

    For everyone else.. Once the update is available on Amazon and GooglePlay store, Please

    1. Download the v1.3 Update.

    2. Start the browser

    3. Close the app (Settings > Exit)
    4. Restart the browser.

    Click here for the official release notes for v1.3.


    We apologize for the interruption of service.. If you are still experiencing problems after the Ghostery v1.3 update, please drop us a line at support@ghostery.comAlso please look for updates on our Ghostery Twitter Account.

  • Product Releases
    Release Notes: Ghostery 6.1 For Firefox

    Release Notes: Ghostery 6.1 For Firefox

    Release Summary

    In the days following the release of Ghostery 6.0, we heard one question again and again - what happened to the “Pause” button?  This feature never actually went away - it was renamed “Ghostery On/Off” and it was included in Ghostery’s menu.  What was clear from the feedback our users gave us, however, was that having an obvious one-click option to temporarily pause blocking was sorely missed.  Well, the “Pause” button has been returned to Ghostery 6.1, the first of many iterative releases to come.  

    Ghostery 6.1 also features a handful of defect fixes and copy changes.  The most notable minor update is the change the name of “Adult Content” to “Adult Advertising” to better reflect the purpose of the trackers in that category.  Additionally, the License Agreement and Privacy Statements now point to consolidated versions of each document and the 404 pages now load in all 22 supported languages.    

    New Features Summary

    Ghostery 6.1 for Firefox includes the following new major features:

    • Pause button on Summary Panel - temporarily pause and resume blocking on any page.

    • Updated the category “Adult Content” to “Adult Advertising” to more accurately reflect the trackers in this category.

    • Copy and internationalization updates

    Fixed Defects Summary

    Ghostery 6.1 for Firefox includes the following major defect fixes:

    • The Ghostery summary panel is no longer broken when you close and reopen Firefox with Ghostery paused.

    • Tooltips for Trust Site & Restrict Site no longer persist when you hover away from them.

    • Corrections and improvements to internal analytics.  

  • Product Releases
    Ghostery 6.0.3 For Firefox

    Ghostery 6.0.3 For Firefox

    Hello Ghosterians,

    A quick update here to solve a few bugs which are listed below. Thanks again for helping us identify the problems! 

    Release Summary

    The 6.0.3 hotfix fixes an issue that our users have been seeing when trying to sync their settings with the new Firefox v45.0 as well as a minor issue related to fonts.

    Fixed Defects Summary

    Ghostery 6.0.3 for Firefox includes the following defect fixes:

    • Syncing Ghostery Browser Extension settings in Firefox 45.0 no longer crashes the browser.
    • Fixes an issue with the purplebox font to prevent a console error.

    Your current version should auto-update unless you have turned that off from your browser’s menu, but if not, you can get the new version HERE.

    For those of you who missed it, here is a link to a more in-depth review as to why and what we changed in the 6.0 release. If you still have questions, please click on the links below and select your means of getting in touch with us.

    As always, we appreciate your feedback, so please, drop us a line, send us a tweet @ghostery or visit our help center. And remember… If you love Ghostery,  please join our panel by enabling our Support Ghostery feature!

    ~Happy browsing!

  • Product Releases
    Release Notes: Ghostery 6.0.2 for Firefox

    Release Notes: Ghostery 6.0.2 for Firefox

    We can't thank you enough for all the feedback we have received...the good and the bad. This first release is to solve some of the more immediate problems that were uncovered. We are building out a Ghostery 6.1 that will have more of the product feature updates that have been suggested. 

    For those of you who missed it, here is a link to a more in-depth review as to why and what we changed in the 6.0 release. If you still have questions, please click on the links below and select your means of getting in touch with us. 

    New Features Summary

    Ghostery 6.0.2 for Firefox includes the following new major features:

    • Improved setup UI/UX for users setting up 6.0 with pre-existing settings.

    • Updated copy.

    • Updated FAQ link.

    • Updated release notifications link.

    • Improvements to the accuracy of our opt-in data sharing.

    • Improvements to internal product analytics.

    Fixed Defects Summary

    Ghostery 6.0.2 for Firefox includes the following major defect fixes:

    • Fixes issue with email validation for account creation and login within the extension

    • Fixes issue with user sign in / sign out, ensuring that users can stay signed in without being prematurely signed out.

    • Fixes issue with tracker alert bubble (purple box) so that it stays open when you open it and closed when you close it, even when navigating from page to page.

    • Fixes issues related to extension UI interface, including defects related to overlapping text misplaced scroll bars, and missing dismiss “x” from upgrade notification.

    • Fixes issues related to  to language recognition upon install for our 22 supported languages.

    • Fixes issues related to Facebook social share where the Ghostery image was cropped incorrectly.

    • Improves the UI on the Tracker Settings Panel when a user goes to a site that can’t be scanned or that doesn’t have any trackers. 

    Your current version should auto-update unless you have turned that off from your browser’s menu, but if not, you can get the new version HERE.

    As always, we appreciate your feedback, so please, drop us a line, send us a tweet @ghostery or visit our help center. And remember… If you love Ghostery please join our panel by enabling our Support Ghostery feature!

    ~Happy browsing!