Press Releases

  • Press Release

    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 Unveils Most Advanced AI-Powered Privacy Protection Tool on the Market

    Ghostery, a provider of free software that makes your web browsing experience faster, cleaner and safer by detecting and blocking thousands of third-party data-tracking technologies, today released Ghostery 8, the newest version of its popular browser extension for privacy protection. Equipped with new default settings and a simplified user interface that makes it easy for everybody to protect their privacy and regain control over their data. It combines the best of blocklist and AI-powered anti-tracking...
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    Ghostery Study: 79 Percent of Websites Globally Are Secretly Tracking Your Personal Data

    A study by Ghostery, a provider of free software that makes your web browsing experience cleaner, faster and safer, and its parent company Cliqz, which specializes in building revolutionary technologies for private browsing and search, today revealed that trackers that collect data on internet users’ online behavior are present on at least 79 percent of websites (unique domains) globally.Web tracking has become so pervasive that approximately ten percent of websites send the data they’ve collected...
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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
About Ghostery

Ghostery is the first browser extension that makes your web browsing experience faster, cleaner and safer by detecting and blocking thousands of third-party data-tracking technologies – putting control of their own data back into consumers’ hands. Launched in 2009, Ghostery has more than seven million monthly active users who access the tool via the free apps or browser extensions. 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, the Ghostery apps and browser extensions are developed and operated by Ghostery, Inc., a fully-owned subsidiary of Cliqz GmbH. Cliqz...

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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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