Over the last few years it has been revealed that a number of tracking scripts have been installed on sites to track users on the path across the web, done for the right reasons most of the time, but sometimes a little too secretly for various privacy concerned users.
For some time now there has been many ways to disable these tracking scripts on the desktop, however until today there has been nothing for mobiles.
Today that changes with Android smartphones as a new mobile browser has been launched called Ghostery. Designed to keep users browsing private the app will allow them to disable tracking scripts much like their plugin for the desktop does.
“While you browse, companies are tracking what you read, what you buy, what you click, and what you share. Android Ghostery detects scripts from Facebook, Google, and hundreds of other ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers – all companies interested in your activity. You can learn more about these data collection companies and block them from tracking your activity as you browse”
“The Ghostery Privacy Browser is a full-featured web browser with functionality from our popular desktop tool built in. It’s easy to configure and simple to use, allowing you to browse the mobile web with quick load times and exceptional privacy.”
“The Android Ghostery Privacy Browser is free – we’re supported only by our opt-in Ghostrank feature. If you choose, you can share information with us about the trackers you encounter and where you find them. We take this information – which is carefully curated and anonymized so it cannot be used to track users – and package it into reports that let site owners, brands, and advertising technology firms audit their performance and their relationship with each other. “
Head over to the source link below to find out more, and install it for yourself.