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Ghostery
« on: March 05, 2016, 09:17:35 am »
Ghostery  

About this Add-on
We live in a connected world. When you browse the web, your data leaves a digital footprint. This footprint, connected by tracking technologies (called trackers), helps companies build a profile about you and how you interact with their sites and their competitors, allowing them to optimize their communications and site experience to reach you - and others like you - at the right place, at the right time.

Ghostery gives you the control to make informed decisions about the personal data you share with the trackers on the sites you visit.

Enjoy a faster web
Some sites take too long to load. This can be due to trackers weighing your system down. Ghostery allows you to block the offending trackers and significantly speed up your browsing.

Get the content you want
Remove page clutter so you can focus on the content you want.

Control your data
Sometimes being connected can help you find the data you need quicker, like a location tracker that helps you find the closest cafe. Sometimes it spoils the fun, like a remarketing tracker, revealing the birthday present you wanted kept a surprise. Ghostery makes locking down your data easier.

Be Informed, Take Control
Ghostery gives you the tools needed to understand the different types of trackers and how they may impact your overall browsing experience, putting the power directly in your hands.

Connect and Learn More
How does Ghostery make money: https://www.ghostery.com/en/faq/how-does-ghostery-make-money-from-the-add-on/
Blog: https://www.ghostery.com/blog/
FAQ: https://www.ghostery.com/en/faq/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ghostery
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ghostery
Support: https://www.ghostery.com/support

Release Notes: Ghostery 6.0.2 for Firefox
https://www.ghostery.com/intelligence/consumer-blog/product-releases/ghostery-601-For-Firefox/

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.


Download: boxarrow https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ghostery/?src=ss
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« Last Edit: July 03, 2018, 06:49:15 pm by hayc59 »

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Re: Ghostery 6.0.3
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2016, 05:42:11 am »
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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.
https://www.ghostery.com/intelligence/consumer-blog/product-releases/ghostery-603-For-Firefox/

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Re: Ghostery 6.1
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2016, 03:55:37 am »
Release Notes: Ghostery 6.1 For Firefox

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 paus
  • Tooltips for Trust Site & Restrict Site no longer persist when you hover away from them.
  • Corrections and improvements to internal analytics.
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Re: Ghostery 6.2.0
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2016, 03:49:16 am »
Version 6.2.0
Released May 3, 2016  · 1.4 MB 

Works with Firefox for Android 38.0a1 - 47.*, Firefox 38.0a1 and later, SeaMonkey 2.32 and later

Release Summary
There are a number of new features in Ghostery 6.2.0 for Firefox. The most notable new feature is the restoration of Firefox for Android compatibility, which wasn’t previously available in the most recent releases. We have also added a feature for desktop users that will make the Tracker Settings panel the the primary view if it was the last panel open when the user closed the extension. That means that users can make this their default view if they prefer this to the Tracker Summary view.

We have also added a couple new features that will make it easier for users to report broken pages and submit new trackers. These features are available in the Ghostery extension menu. Finally, there were a couple minor edits to copy as well as small improvements to Ghostery web and extension interface.

New Features Summary
Firefox for Android compatibility
Persistent Tracker Settings panel view
Submit new tracker menu button + form
Report broken page menu button + generated email
User signed-in indicator
Updated My Ghostery footer to include Support link
Improved timestamp for tracker library updates

Fixed Defects Summary
Fixed the blank panel issue when a user clicks on a 2nd monitor and clicks back
Fixed the translation issue that was occurring when the tracker library updates
Clicking on “Norsk” no longer defaults translations to English
Improvements to first-party exceptions for trackers that show up on their owners’ domains

Download: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ghostery/?src=ss
« Last Edit: May 04, 2016, 04:31:39 am by Hardhead »

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Re: Ghostery 7.1.3.1
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 08:42:59 am »
Version 7.1.3.1
Released January 26, 2017 1.4 MiB

Release Summary
This hotfix addresses a critical defect across all browsers that has been logging users out of their accounts. This release also addresses some additional minor defects as well as a Firefox-specific defect that was causing a blank panel when users disabled third-party cookies.

Download: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ghostery/?src=ss

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Re: Ghostery 7.2.0.25
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2017, 02:16:26 am »
Last Updated: April 24, 2017

Summary Change Log

New Features:
•Human Web implementation
•Page Speed Indicator
•A/B testing capabilities
•Click-2-Play button for Hubspot forms
Product Improvements:
•Changed URL for "Map these Trackers"
•Updated copy translations
•Removed account requirement for advanced features
•Improved performance and reduced CPU usage
Fixed Bugs:
•Fixed weird symbols mixed in with copy
•Fixed link to the proper blog post for the update notification
•Fixed version number in Ghostery control center
•Fixed issue causing FF version 52 to feeze

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ghostery/?src=ss

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Re: Ghostery 8.1
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2018, 10:00:14 am »
GHOSTERY 8.1.0 (March 8, 2017)

  •     Ghostery is now open source!!
  •     Changed license to MPL-2.0
  •     Updated README, CONTRIBUTING, CODE-OF-CONDUCT
  •     All files now support JSDoc. Build docs with npm run docs
  •     Fixed issue when selecting Block All/None in setup flow custom blocking
  •     Updated language translations
https://github.com/ghostery/ghostery-extension/releases

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Ghostery Goes Open Source [version 8.1]
March 8, 2018 – By Teresa Lan

Hey Ghostery fans,

We are pleased to announce that Ghostery is officially open source software!

As of today, March 8th, our code is available for anyone and everyone to view on our Github page.  You can find an official press release on our site. We’d like to thank our development team for their work in bringing everything to fruition, and our dedicated users for supporting us and giving us the feedback that sparked this project.

What Does it Mean?

Being open source means that the code used to build Ghostery is freely and publicly available.

Why Open Source?

First and foremost, our goal is transparency.  An open source code allows the public to see how Ghostery works and what types of data are transmitted, a feature aligned with the values that our products themselves embody – transparency, insight, and control. Beyond that, this project brings an invaluable opportunity to both us and our users as we invite the digital community to contribute to our code, help us improve, and ultimately join us in our effort to make the internet cleaner, faster, and safer.

Making Ghostery open source is a commitment to becoming the best product we can be. We welcome all to check us out!

Note that all recent changes, including the open source project and the elimination of our extension opt-in community and data feed, are reflected in our privacy policy.

https://www.ghostery.com/blog/product-releases/ghostery-goes-open-source/

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Re: Ghostery 8.2.0
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2018, 07:18:05 am »
GHOSTERY 8.2.0 (June 27, 2018)

  •     Improved simple-view and detail-view UI
  •     Ghostery Rewards integration
  •     Fixes for Ad-Blocker cosmetic filters on Chrome
  •     Move dependency manager to Yarn
  •     Performance improvements and bug fixes
Extension Releases
https://github.com/ghostery/ghostery-extension/releases

Firefox Addon
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ghostery/?src=userprofile
Note: that 8.2.0. version hasn't been released yet but has been on github.