Ghostery allows you to detect trackers on the sites you visit

March 8, 2013

by Ghostery

(Thanks to Mark Beales for posting)

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Ghostery is your window into the invisible web – tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons that are included on web pages in order to get an idea of your online behavior.

Ghostery tracks over 1,200 trackers and gives you a roll-call of the ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers, and other companies interested in your activity.

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Each of the over 1,200 companies has a profile that will help you learn more about their technology, their business, and their privacy policies.

At Ghostery, we believe in enabling informed decisions about your control over your online privacy. The more you learn about the companies trading your online behavioral data, the better you can make decisions about how to control your exposure to those companies.

Ghostery allows zero-tolerance blocking of anything ad related, complete (visible) open communication with ad companies, or countless measures in between – determined by you, the informed web user.

Get in Control.

Choose to block – or not. You get control at a company level – are there some marketers you trust, but others you’d rather turn away? Ghostery lets you open the valve of your web behavior as wide or as narrow as you’d prefer.

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Welcome to the Ghostery™ Download Center!

Thank you for your interest in Ghostery! Ghostery allows you to detect trackers on the sites you visit, learn more about the companies behind them, and control their visibility into your online behavior. See the table below to learn how Ghostery works in your browser of choice.

BROWSER DETECTION CONTROL CURRENT VERSION DOWNLOAD
Firefox Full detection of tracker scripts, img tags, and iframes from over 1000 data collection services Blocking capability for each detected element 2.9.1 Download Ghostery for Firefox now!
Safari Full detection of tracker scripts, img tags, and iframes from over 1000 data collection services Blocking capability for each detected element 1.4.1 Download Ghostery for Safari now!
Google Chrome Full detection of tracker scripts, img tags, and iframes from over 1000 data collection services Blocking capability for each detected element 4.1.0 Download Ghostery for Google Chrome now!
Opera Almost full detection of tracker scripts, img tags, and iframes from over 1000 data collection services Blocking capability for each detected element 0.9.8 Download Ghostery for Opera now!
Internet Explorer Full detection of tracker scripts, img tags, and iframes from over 1000 data collection services Blocking capability for each detected element 3.0.0 Download Ghostery for Internet Explorer now!
MOBILE BROWSER DETECTION CONTROL CURRENT VERSION DOWNLOAD
Ghostery for Mobile – iOS Full detection of tracker scripts, img tags, and iframes from over 1000 data collection services Blocking capability for each detected element 1.2 Get Ghostery from iTunes Store now!

To learn more about Ghostery and how it works, visit the Ghostery FAQ.

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2.  Tracking plugin for all Browsers called Ghostery.  Here is the URL for Ghostery ” http://www.ghostery.com/download “, install the plugin and you will be surprised about how many places are attempting to track your every move on the internet.  Actually, they were tracking you before using this plugin, which may help explain those spam emails targeted at you based on your web searches.  They also have a free app for the Iphone which may be a good idea.
Once installed, you will see a little purple box in the upper right corner of the browser window for every page you visit, listing all the tracking places that you have now blocked.
See (PURPLE) example pict below, where I went to Mac Surfer.com and tigerdirect.com.

http://thumbp15-ne1.thumb.mail.yahoo.com/tn?sid=2054602363&mid=AGrTimIAAJ3EUQPmkQk2D2jTTTY&midoffset=2_0_0_1_267340&partid=2.3&f=1226&fid=Inbox&w=1533&h=1170

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