Ghostery – Privacy Ad Blocker Version History

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Version 8.2.4 3.7 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 52.0 and later

### GHOSTERY 8.2.4 (August 22, 2018)

+ Fixes Firefox account logout issues
+ Fixes several UI-related Rewards bugs
+ Fixes broken settings export feature from panel
+ Delay tracker database update to 1 hour
+ Improved AUTH error messaging

Version 8.2.3 3.7 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 52.0 and later

### GHOSTERY 8.2.3 (August 7, 2018)

+ Fix Rewards campaign names that include a '%' issue, which caused a blank panel
+ Fix login and register forms on setup page being called twice on submit, which triggered misleading callout messages
+ Fix several login/logout issues for existing users on startup

Version 8.2.2 3.7 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 52.0 and later

### GHOSTERY 8.2.2 (August 6, 2018)

+ Complete rewrite of account logic to support v2 AUTH API
+ Fixes issue where some users did not remain logged in after browser restart
+ Improved error messaging related to user accounts
+ Login state now syncs between extension and account.ghostery.com
+ Rewards UI improvements
+ Fixes Anti-tracking login issue with microsoft.com and salesforce.com
+ Fixes issue where Ghostery was breaking web requests from other extensions

Version 8.2.1 3.6 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 52.0 and later

### GHOSTERY 8.2.1 (July 17, 2018)

+ Ghostery tracker counter and badge icon now includes block counts from Anti-Tracking and Ad-Blocker
+ Fixes issue where settings menu does not close
+ Remove redundant opt-in for Rewards
+ Improved translations for German and Russian languages
+ Styling adjustments and improvements for Edge
+ Various bug fixes and improvements for Rewards

Version 8.2.0 3.6 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 52.0 and later

### GHOSTERY 8.2.0 (June 27, 2018)

+ Improved simple-view and detail-view UI
+ Ghostery Rewards integration
+ Fixes for Ad-Blocker cosmetic filters on Chrome
+ Move dependency manager to Yarn
+ Performance improvements and bug fixes

Version 8.1.2 3.4 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 52.0 and later

### GHOSTERY 8.1.2 (April 19, 2018)

+ Remove WebSocket filter scheme support for older versions of Chrome and FF
+ Fix Human Web endpoint URLs

Please see https://github.com/ghostery/ghostery-extension/releases/

Version 8.1.1 3.4 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 52.0 and later

### GHOSTERY 8.1.1 (April 18, 2018)

+ New surrogate for 'NetRatings SiteCensus' tracker that locks up Chrome when blocked (Issue #11)
+ Site-specific tracker allow now bypasses Anti-Tracking
+ Adds Cliqz browser compatability
+ Improved German language translations for better UI
+ Fixes inconsistency in install_compelte metric
+ Removed scroll bar in Simple View
+ Updated CONTRIBUTING (Issue #6)

Please see https://github.com/ghostery/ghostery-extension/releases/tag/v8.1.1

Version 8.1.0 4.5 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 52.0 and later

### GHOSTERY 8.1.0 (March 8, 2017)

+ Ghostery is now open source!!
+ Changed license to MPL-2.0
+ Updated README, CONTRIBUTING, CODE-OF-CONDUCT
+ All files now support JSDoc. Build docs with `npm run docs`
+ Fixed issue when selecting Block All/None in setup flow custom blocking
+ Updated language translations

Version 8.0.9.7 4.4 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 52.0 and later

+ Improved responsiveness of setup app
+ Fix layout issues on FF Android
+ Fix FOUC on certain sites while running Ghostery
+ Updated translations

Version 8.0.8.1 4.5 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 52.0 and later

+ Bug fixes
+ Firefox 52 is now the minimum supported version

Version 8.0.7.1 4.5 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

+ Final release for FF v48-51

Version 8.0.7.0 3.6 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 52.0 and later

+ Bug fixes

Version 8.0.6.1 3.6 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

+ Bug fixes

Version 8.0.5.1 3.6 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

+ Performance improvements

Version 8.0.4.4 3.6 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

+ Bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 8.0.3.1 3.3 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

- Fixes issue with smart-block where slow trackers were not being blocked

Version 8.0.2.5 3.3 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

- Several bug fixes and improvements.

Version 8.0.2.4 3.4 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

+ Rolling back bug fixes.

Version 8.0.2.3 3.3 MiB Works with Firefox 48.0 and later

+ Bug fixes.

Version 8.0.1.2 3.3 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

+ Updated Smart Blocking logic to allow site-specific blocking and un-blocking
+ UI fixes in the setup flow
+ Various bug fixes

Version 8.0.0.34 3.4 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

Hello Ghostery Users,

We are very excited to introduce Ghostery 8, the most advanced privacy tool in the world! This new version of Ghostery has been many months in the making, as we brought together the combined technical expertise (not to mention uncommonly good looks) of the Cliqz and Ghostery teams.

If you’d like to see what’s new in Ghostery 8 on your own, click here and check it out. If you’d like to see what’s new before trying it, keep reading.

What’s new in Ghostery 8?
+ Enhanced Antitracking
+ Enhanced Adblocking
+ Smart Blocking
+ Simplified Setup
+ Simple View
+ New Default Settings
+ Expanded Detail View
+ Snooze feature for Pause
+ New Dashboards (coming soon)

Version 7.4.3.1 2.2 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

+ bug fixes

Version 7.4.2.5 2.2 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

+ Bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 7.4.1.4 2.2 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

Bug fixes.

Version 7.4.0.5 2.2 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 55.0 and later, Firefox 48.0 and later

New Features:
- Implemented Firefox for Android compatibility for Ghostery 7
- Implemented backend improvements

Fixed Bugs:
- Fixed click-2-play typo-
Fixed reported console log syntax error

Version 7.3.3.7 2.0 MiB Works with Firefox 48.0 and later

+ Fixes an issue where Ghostery displayed a blank panel if localStorage and indexedDB are disabled
+ Fixes slow startup in Firefox 55
+ Minor bug fixes

Version 7.3.2.5 2.0 MiB Works with Firefox 48.0 and later

+ Refactor token refresh logic to prevent unintended logouts
+ Fixes broken Ghostery panel in Firefox with cookies disabled
+ Correctly update timestamp on settings page after db auto-sync

Version 7.3.1.12 2.0 MiB Works with Firefox 48.0 and later

+ Fixes issue that prevented Ghostery from loading in Firefox v48
+ Minor bug fix to improve performance while blocking

Version 7.3.1 2.0 MiB Works with Firefox 48.0 and later

Release Summary:

Hello Ghosterians!

We have another version of Ghostery (v 7.3) hot off the press!  However, before we dive into the details of this release, let us share a little insight into some of the bigger ambitions we've been pursuing over the last few months and the direction we plan to bring our product in the months to come.

When Ghostery joined Cliqz in February, we set a common goal to not only establish a new bar in privacy but to also rethink browsing technology in a way that provides a free, open, and private Internet that puts the needs of users first. To date, a "free" Internet has always been one financed by advertising - a model that ultimately imposes invisible costs on individuals in the form of intrusive and annoying ads, slow websites, widespread erosion of privacy, and an entire industry built around acquiring and selling user data. In other words, today's ad-supported Web is anything but free, and almost certainly doesn't put the needs of users first. 

We think you deserve a better Internet and a smarter way to browse it. 

To make good on this aspiration, we will be experimenting with different models that provide an alternative to advertising as the engine of the free Web. To that end, we are currently testing a cool new feature in Ghostery 7.3 that lets our users earn rewards for products and services simply by browsing online as usual. Our goal with this is to empower our users to gain something directly from companies who value them rather than have that value sucked up by thousands of middlemen trying to serve them ads. Our aim is to extend this model so that people can support their favorite websites without suffering ads and their invisible costs while helping Ghostery (and its uncommonly attractive team) pay our bills and deliver real value to our users at the same time.

Ultimately, we think this experimental feature is something exciting that a lot of people will like - it brings you real, valuable rewards with zero data collection and 100% anonymity while still enjoying the cleaner, faster, and safer browsing experience that Ghostery has always provided. It’s also completely optional, so, if it’s not your cup of tea, you can simply turn the feature off. And if you don’t notice any changes in Ghostery 7.3, don’t worry – we’re running the experiment with only a small percentage of our userbase. As we learn from this test and others, we will roll out this feature and other improvements to more and more users.

As for the rest of Ghostery 7.3, its new features, improvements, and bug fixes are outlined below. As always, if you have any feedback, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us (info@ghostery.com).

Happy Surfin', 
Team Ghostery

New Features & Improvements: 
• Improved block-and-filter functionality in advanced settings
• Improvements to usage analytics
• Rewards experiment (Germany Only)
Fixed Bugs: 
• Tracker descriptions are now displaying properly 
• The click-2-play redirect from Google shopping links now works properly

Version 7.2.2 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox 48.0 and later

Minor bug fixes and updated translations.