August 10, 2015
Ghostery is a browser plugin available for Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Opera and it dramatically speeds up the web. Ok, that’s not the goal of Ghostery, but it’s a major benefit. Ghostery blocks calls to web servers that it knows are ad or tracking networks. Some would call it an ad-blocker. I call it a drain unclogger. It prevents Web pages from making additional calls out to known bad actors. It prevents a Web site from hijacking your own browser to track you
I’m not a fan of Ad blockers, because I believe that Ads are a fair trade when you don’t pay for the content. But I’m not okay with trackers. And Ghostery is a great way to avcoid trackers on Windows and OS X.