Online privacy is a concern we all share. There are new challenges popping up every day. Websites that we visit may track our online activities and collect our data. What if you have a companion who can tell you who is tracking you, on each website you visit? Ghostery can help.
We have discussed a similar extension in the past. Remember Collusion? Ghostery is a more simple solution to find out to who is tracking you on the web.
According to the developer, Ghostery sees the “invisible” web, detecting trackers, web bugs, pixels, and beacons placed on web pages by Facebook, Google Analytics, and over 500 other ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers – all companies interested in your activity.
Ghostery allows you to block scripts, images, iframes and objects/embeds from companies that you don’t trust.
Ghostery also includes the optional, opt-in feature called GhostRank, which sends Ghostery servers anonymous information about the trackers you encounter and where you encounter them. It gives a social twist to this extension.
The extension puts an icon on your toolbar which shows the number of tracking scripts running while you are on a website. Click on the icon gives more details about each of them.