Reviewed in Top Security Apps
This browser from the same company that developed the extension 'Ghostery' was just released in the past day or 2. We haven't had a chance to give it a good run for its money on benchmarks and testing. However, the reviews rate it up there (on speed) with Chrome. The extension, which is available on Chrome, Firefox and Opera, is a great tool for blocking cookies, trackers, beacons and ads. We will update if we find any flaw, but so far so good!
The Ghostery Privacy Browser increases your browsing privacy, protection, and speed. This is a lightweight, clean browser that gives you the control to make informed decisions about the personal data you share with the trackers on the sites you visit.
Since 2009, industry leader and consumer privacy advocate, Ghostery, Inc., has been dedicated to protecting your, and millions of others’, online privacy.
Ghostery helps protect you while you browse by minimizing 3rd-party access to your data through trackers. And at only 2.1 MB, Ghostery runs a lot lighter than other browser solutions, saving your device battery life.
KEY FEATURES INCLUDE:
- Get an instant overview of the trackers on each site you visit, then block or allow trackers you need
- Manage web site whitelists
- Largest tracker database, with over 2,200 trackers and 4,500 scripts
- Additional privacy options with quick and easy access to clear your cookies, cache, and granular history
- Choose to view sites in desktop or mobile formats
- Select from 8 search engines including Google, DuckDuckGo, and Baidu
- Incognito "Ghost Mode" browsing available
- Minimal permissions required -- much fewer than other browsers
WHAT ARE TRACKERS?
We live in a connected world. When you browse the web, your data leaves a digital footprint that is connected by tracking technologies that help companies build a profile about you. This profile details how you interact with their sites and those of their competitors, allowing them to optimize communications and site experience to reach you -- and others like you -- at the right place, at the right time.
Ghostery helps you clean up, speed up, and lock down your browsing experience.