Anti-tracking company Ghostery has updated its Firefox add-on to version 6.0 in what the developer is calling “the most significant upgrade to Ghostery since its inception”.
The interface has been redesigned, with a new dashboard giving an immediate view of the trackers on a site, revamped menus and alerts, and assorted beginner-friendly usability tweaks (“Whitelist Site” is now “Trust Site”).
The 2,000+ trackers have been organised into eight simple categories – Advertising, Audio/ Video Player, Comments, Customer Interaction, Essential, Pornvertising, Site Analytics and Social Media – and you can block any category with a click.
Alternatively, a new “Restrict Site” button immediately blocks all the trackers – whatever their category – on the current site.
Most promising of all, there’s the start of a “sync settings” option which syncs Ghostery’s settings across all your devices.
Right now the sync feature only works with Firefox, but other browsers are to “soon follow”.
Ghostery 6.0 is a free add-on for Firefox.