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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:

Release Notes: Ghostery 6.0.2 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.

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Re: Ghostery 8.1
« Reply #1 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
  •     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

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.

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Re: Ghostery 8.2.4
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 08:30:49 am »
GHOSTERY 8.2.4 (August 22, 2018)

  •      Fixes Firefox account logout issues
  •      Fixes several UI-related Rewards bugs
  •      Fixes broken settings export feature from panel
  •      Delay tracker database update to 1 hour
  •      Improved AUTH error messaging
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Re: GHOSTERY 8.3.4
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 04:54:24 am »
GHOSTERY 8.3.4 a month ago (May 9, 2019))

  •      + Fixes bug in Click2Play redirect blocking
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