SOURCE: Ghostery Enterprise

Ghostery Enterprise

January 26, 2015 12:30 ET

Ghostery® Releases New Privacy Browser Plug-In for Microsoft Internet Explorer Users

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 26, 2015) - Ghostery®, a leader in digital privacy and transparency, today announced its free browser plug-in is now compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer.

More than 40 million privacy-conscious consumers are using Ghostery's free browser plug-in, which detects and blocks data collection from nearly 2,000 different digital marketing companies including ad networks, widgets from social networks, web analytics and big data warehouses.

The release of Ghostery for Internet Explorer compliments a set of product offerings that now reach every major desktop browser, as well as Android and iOS mobile devices. All Internet users now have access to a more transparent and private web, regardless of their choice of browser, device, or operating system.

As more than 50 percent of Ghostery users reside outside North America, Ghostery for Internet Explorer is available in 13 languages: German, English, British English, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese.

Ghostery's web browser plug-in for Microsoft Internet Explorer delivers advanced privacy features such as:

  • Displaying a list of all tracking technology found on every page visited
  • Enabling blocking of any tracking technology found with a single click
  • Whitelisting of tracking on regularly used sites
  • One-click pausing of blocking on individual sites

"Ghostery is delivering Internet Explorer users richest set of tools available to see and control how they are being tracked online," said Ghostery CEO Scott Meyer.

Ghostery for Microsoft users is free. Users can opt-in to Ghostrank®, which allows consumers to anonymously share information with Ghostery about their online experience. Millions of Ghostery users have opted-in to join Ghostrank. This unique model provides Ghostery proprietary insights into data collection activity, website performance, and security issues across 26 million websites, mobile sites and mobile applications globally.

To download Ghostery for Internet Explorer, please visit -- http://mygho.st/ieDownload

ABOUT GHOSTERY
Ghostery empowers consumers and businesses to expose and eliminate digital blind spots in the Marketing Cloud -- the collection of digital technologies that power, measure, socialize, and optimize websites and apps. Over 40 million people globally rely on the free Ghostery browser extension to see and control the technologies that follow them online. Businesses rely on Ghostery Marketing Cloud Management to drive ROI by maximizing the security, performance, and profitability of their digital assets. Key clients like Equifax, Intercontinental Hotels Group and Procter & Gamble depend on Ghostery to take their digital business from chaos to control. Ghostery also is the dominant provider of privacy governance services globally, powering compliance for more than $2 billion of advertising and e-commerce transactions annually. Founded in 2009, Ghostery is headquartered in New York City with a technology office in Salt Lake City and sales offices in London and San Francisco. The company is backed by Warburg Pincus, LLC, the global private equity fund. Learn more at Ghostery.com and @ghostery.

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