Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ghostery 2.0.0 Firefox Addon

Ghostery Watches the Web Sites that are Watching You.

Ghostery for Firefox v2.0 featuring TrackerBlock

Find out how web sites are watching you across every page on the web with Ghostery. Ghostery alerts you when you visit a web site that has web bugs on it. Web bugs are hidden scripts that track your behavior and are used by the sites you visit to understand their own audience.

Ghostery alerts you about the web bugs, ad networks and widgets on every page on the web.

Other new stuff in Ghostery for Firefox v2.0:
Support for Russian language added.
New definitions:
Statsit, LeadForce1, BackType Widgets, iPerceptions, SearchForce, Tweetboard, TweetMeme, Zendesk, INFOnline, RichRelevance, LiveInternet, visitrac, BLVD Status, Clixpy, Logdy, DoubleVerify, ViziSense, phpMyVisites, Xiti, Yandex.Metrics, AdRiver, SpyLog, RapLeaf, ClickFuel, Alexa Metrics
Refined definitions:
Microsoft Atlas, Tacoda, Tell-A-Friend


Top 10 Trackers found by Ghostery - June 2009:
Top 10 Trackers found by Ghostery - June 2009
If you run Firefox, this is a must have addon! I've been able to test the beta and it's a great extension!
New Ghostery have a build in Blocking Feature!

Ghostery currently support over 135 services with weekly updates and additions. A sample of the supported services:

* Google Analytics
* MyBlogLog
* Quantcast
* IndexTools
* SiteMeter
* Lijit
* Omniture
* CrazyEgg
* Snap
* Omniture
* Statcounter
* Piwik
* Mint
* Facebook Beacon
* Typepad Stats
* Lookery
* HubSpot
* Yahoo Analytics
* Facebook Connect
* Federated Media
* OpenAds
* Amazon Associates
* FeedBurner
* Feedjit
* Google Adsense
* HitTail
* FriendFeed
* Woopra
* ScribeFire QuickAds
* NetRatings SiteCensus
* Doubleclick
* Wordpress Stats
* Snap
* RightMedia
* Tacoda
* WebTrends
* OpenAds
* ShareThis
* FeedBurner
* Seesmic
* AddtoAny
* AddThis
* Revenue Science
Here are few screenshots that show TrackerBlock in action:

Works with Windows, Mac and Linux

Ghostery: Top 10 Web Bug Trackers on the Web

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