Ghostery Efficiently Protects You From Trackers
Article by George Norman
On 21 Jan 2014
Get the Ghostery privacy tool and it will tell you if a website hosts trackers and it will let you block said trackers. Ghostery, which is available for all popular web browsers, can prove to be an invaluable tool for anyone who cares about privacy.



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Visit a website and the content it hosts will be loaded and presented in your browser window. That is the part you see. What you don’t see are trackers running in the background. Social network widgets, ads, invisible pixels, and other trackers can run in the background without you knowing about it.

There is a way to see what trackers run in the background. There is also a way of blocking these trackers. Both of them are covered by Ghostery, an efficient tool that is available for multiple platforms: Firefox, Firefox for Android, Chrome, Opera, Safari, Internet Explore, and iOS.

When you load a website, Ghostery will automatically detect all the trackers hosted by that website. Once presented with this valuable piece of information, you can choose what happens next. You can let the trackers do their job, you can block all the trackers, or you can block some trackers and let others do their job. You can do so from a very easy to use Findings Panel.

Ghostery – Main Features
  • It can detect over 1,800 trackers and 3,400 tracking patterns.
  • All detected trackers are nicely presented on the Findings Panel.
  • Block all trackers, block only certain trackers.
  • Ghostery is available for multiple browsers, in multiple languages.
  • Ghostery is freeware.

You can download Ghostery for Mozilla’s Firefox web browser and check out a Ghostery review right here on FindMySoft.
As mentioned above, Ghostery is available for several other platforms. You can learn more about Ghostery and get the version for your platform from the official Ghostery website.






Tags: Ghostery, security, privacy, Mozilla, Firefox, Google, Chrome, Microsoft, Internet Explorer, Apple, Safari, Opera, iOS
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