Ghostery - a Tracker Blocker for Browsers

Digital Doctor

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Ghostery protects you from more trackers than any other company.
The Ghostery tracker database is the largest on the web, with more than 2,000 trackers.


https://www.ghostery.com/

If I select this ... will Ads still display ? It appears the ads still display.

Will this impact sites I visit .. ie. they wont get Google Ad money ?

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Alfa1 - what are you blocking ? Everything ?
Do you block everything and then whitelist sites you want to support ? upload_2016-8-21_17-31-3.png


They say they are helping me understand and selectively block the bad apples ... but they block 2,000 trackers. Wouldn't most people just block everything ?

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Digital Doctor

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Gravatar is blocked as spyware by ghostery so I never see it. Its similar to AddThis. It registers who you are, what pages you visit, where you came from, what you type in open forum and private and connect all this across the web. It then resells this any to commercial parties like insurance agencies. Helps them to identify and deny insurance to high risk groups like people with health issues for example.
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Pretty big discrepancies in the accounts of what gravatar does with the info they collect.
 

Digital Doctor

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I see Ghostery doesnt have an iphone extension for mobile chrome.
They just have an app called Ghostery that uses DuckDuckGo mobile.
 

HistoryNerd

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Ironic it is made by an advertising company, though. I recommend Ublock or privacy badger if you use Firefox.
 
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