Ghostery 8

Blocks ads, stops trackers, and speeds up websites

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Ghostery - Privacy Ad Blocker offers cleaner, faster, and safer browsing. It features an Enhanced Ad Blocker to reduce page clutter. It’s also the first tool ever to combine AI-powered anti-tracking and blocklist technologies. This dual approach speeds up websites and provides the most robust and comprehensive privacy protection out there.

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Reviews

  • Emmy SouthworthUX Designer
    Pros: 

    Gets rid of so much clutter

    Cons: 

    Getting a little bulky with new features. Keep it simple guys.

    I use this everyday. It's great to have trackers blocked and when a website locks their content behind their paywall, it's pretty simple to open Ghostery and figure out which tracker to temporarily unblock (usually Google Tag Manager or Doubleclick). So much easier to use than other ad blockers and I like the ability to control what third parties can load on my browser.

    Emmy Southworth has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    easy to use

    Cons: 

    none

    I started using Ghostery when it first came out when I heard about in on DoNotTrack webseries. It has been part of my internet since then and also on my mobile devices is the Ghostery web browser.

    Brea has used this product for one year.

Discussion

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Roman Dubinin@roman_dubinin · Front-end lead at http://whitescape.com
yet Safari ext is still at 5.4...
Jeremy TillmanMaker@tillhouse · Director of Product, Ghostery
@roman_dubinin Hey Roman, we're working on a new version of Ghostery for Safari that uses Safari's new content blocking API, which is their preferred method for all content blockers. It's almost like building a product from scratch, though, so it'll take us some time...
Jeremy TillmanMaker@tillhouse · Director of Product, Ghostery
Hello Product Hunters! We’re really excited about Ghostery 8! It’s the first browser extension ever to combine the best of blocklist and AI-powered anti-tracking technologies to block ads, stop trackers, and speed up websites! Ghostery 8 offers the following core features: *Enhanced Ad Blocking* Ghostery’s built-in ad blocker removes advertisements from a webpage to eliminate clutter so that users can focus on the content they want. *Privacy Protection* Ghostery allows users to view and block trackers on websites they browse to control who collects their data. Enhanced Anti Tracking also anonymizes data to provide further privacy protection. *Faster Browsing* Ghostery’s Smart Blocking feature speeds up page loads and optimizes page performance by automatically blocking and unblocking trackers to meet page quality criteria. *Customizable Display* Ghostery offers multiple displays and insights dashboards so users can choose what information is relevant to them. *What’s new to Ghostery 8* - Enhanced Anti Tracking - Enhanced Ad Blocking - Smart Blocking - Simplified Setup - Simple View - New Default Settings - Expanded Detail View - Snooze feature for Pause - New Dashboards (coming soon) We’d love to hear what you think about Ghostery 8, send your questions, comments, and concenrs to info@ghostery.com. And of course, if you love the product, upvote us and tell your friends! Happy Surfin', The Ghostery Team
Scott Bowler@scotty_bowler · Co-founder ChooseHolly.com
@ghostery @tillhouse as a long time ublock origin user, what's your elevator pitch to make me switch?
Steven J. Selcuk@stevenselcuk · Filmmaker & UI Desing and Illustration
@ghostery @tillhouse @scotty_bowler I guess - crossing fingers and wish -
Jeremy TillmanMaker@tillhouse · Director of Product, Ghostery
@ghostery @scotty_bowler Hey Scott, Ghostery 8 is the first privacy tool that combines a blocklist approach with an AI-powered antitracking technology that detects trackers in real-time and completely scrubs any uniquely identifiable information they might be sending to their servers. This means that, even if a tracker is unknown or you choose to unblock it for some reason, your privacy is still protected. Additionally, Ghostery 8 includes a dedicated ad blocker (using the EasyList), so if you were previously using 2-3 tools to block ads and stop trackers, you can now do all that with just Ghostery. On top of that, our new Smart Blocking feature makes it easy to set-and-forget the product and not have to worry about customizing your blocking settings on each website you visit. Also, our Ghosty is adorable.
Damjanski@damjanski · Do Something Good
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Ben Carlsen@arkholt · Illustrator, Arkholt Illustration
Upvoted mainly because there's also an Opera version. Nice work!
Ryan Roberts@ryan_roberts1 · Web Developer
Does it block YouTube ads? I switched from Ghostery a while back because it wasn't blocking them,
Jeremy TillmanMaker@tillhouse · Director of Product, Ghostery
@ryan_roberts1 Hi Ryan, Ghostery 8 has a dedicated ad blocker that uses the EasyList, so it should block YouTube ads. Try out Ghostery 8 and see if it works for you!