Ghostery tracks the trackers

It’s hard not to believe that major web-sites don’t record somehow your online behavior. Tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons are just a few methods used by online companies to get additional info from each new visitor. But Evidon, a team o developers, released an add-on browser that can give you a roll-call of the ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers, and other companies interested in your activity.

Over 200 online behavioral companies have an official profile that is saved in Ghostery’s database that will help you learn more about their technology, their business, and their privacy policies. In this way you can learn additional info about the companies trading your online behavioral data. The more info you get, 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.

Ghostery is available for all major browsers including IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari. When you decide to download it, you just have to use the right browser and choose the corespondent version.

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