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The Current State of GDPR

Online privacy has become a point of contention in recent years, particularly surrounding Facebook and Google. There is a lot being done behind the scenes...

VPNs: How do they work and things to consider

What’s a VPN? Virtual private networks, or VPNs, are a «connection method used to add security and privacy to private and public networks.»...

Follow the crumb trail

Most of us are familiar with the idea of cookies – a small text file used to store information in a user’s browser. The user is then assigned a unique...

Help Desk Series: Enhanced ad blocking

What is it? The Enhanced Ad Blocker complements Ghostery’s tracker blocking and anti-tracking by acting as a cosmetic filter and blocking visual ads...

Help Desk Series: Enhanced anti-tracking

What is it? The Enhanced Anti-Tracking feature is a heuristic approach to real-time, algorithmic tracking protection. So, what does that mean? Like Ghostery’s...

Help Desk Series: Smart blocking

What is it? Smart Blocking is one of our automatic features that makes it easier to optimize your browsing experience and blocking choices. It automatically...

How to limit tracking and manage cookie setting within your browser

In continuation of our two-part how to limit tracking series, let’s talk desktop. If you missed last week’s post on how to limit ad tracking on your...

Data privacy panel recap

Let the Night Begin As a group of ghosty-cladded guests — friends both old and new — gathered in to Flatiron Hall last Wednesday evening to...

How to limit ad tracking on your mobile device

You’re searching for running shoes and now you see ads for them on every page. You’re visiting a friend and suddenly all of your ads are for places...

Open source products for privacy-minded companies & individuals

There’s an endless list of software programs out there for both individuals and the corporate world to use – varying from paid and proprietary to free...

10th anniversary highlights

This Wednesday Ghostery celebrated its 10 year anniversary — balloons, confetti, cameras, the whole shebang. Ghosterians from the past and present,...

10 years and counting!

Ten years ago, a ghost appeared in your browser. It has taken many forms, but its goal has remained the same — to show you what’s happening behind...

Help Desk Series: Pause Ghostery

What does it do? Pause Ghostery will pause the extension on all sites. Users can choose to manually pause and un-pause or utilize the preset 30 minute,...

Chrome’s Manifest V3 — Improving Privacy?

The Chrome team’s proposed changes to browser extension APIs, known as Manifest V3, have proven controversial due to their expected impact on adblockers...

Help Desk Series: Trust site

What does it do? Trust site will turn off Ghostery and allow all trackers and ads on a website and its subdomains to run unblocked. This feature is useful...

How to keep your browsing information untraceable

I had a conversation with a friend recently about keeping their data safe when browsing the internet. With it being pretty easy for advertisers to install...