Ghostery Version History

43 versions

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Version 5.0.4beta 1.3 MiB Works with Firefox 19.0 - 26.0

Ghostery 5.0.4beta

Library totals

Bugs: 1598
Cookies/LSOs: 741

New features and bug fixes in 5.0.4
- Fixed errors with some of the console.log calls left in the code
- Added access key to the walkthrough in Ghostery tools sub-menu
- Better notification on the options page when the current tracker list is already up to date
- Fixed non cached calls from options page to list updates
- Updates to the older XUL based panel: wording, styling, and added site specific unblock option
- Fixed an issue on some pages where Ghostery would cause an infinite reload
- Adding a manual simple-storage recording

New features and bug fixes in 5.0.2
- Issue with CPU at 100% is resolved
- Built using addon-sdk
- Bug fixes, UI update and performance improvements

Version 5.0.2beta 1.2 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 19.0 - 26.0, Firefox 19.0 - 26.0

Ghostery 5.0.2beta

Library totals

Bugs: 1598
Cookies/LSOs: 741

New features and bug fixes in 5.0.2
- Issue with CPU at 100% is resolved
- Built using addon-sdk
- Bug fixes, UI update and performance improvements

Version 2.9.3beta1 729.5 KiB Works with Firefox 6.0 - 22.0, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.19

Ghostery 2.9.3beta1

Library totals

Bugs: 1365
Cookies/LSOs: 746

Bug fixes in 2.9.3
- Ghostery prevented some links (especially from emails) from opening in Firefox without proper notification. This release addresses this issue by allowing all first party requests for complete as expected

Bug fixes in 2.9.2
- Ghostery erroneously allowed certain type of content through the content policy such as CSS. This version fixes this issue
- Click-to-play for certain buttons (Pinterest, Google+, Facebook) wasn't being reported correctly when allowed once
- Miscellaneous bug fixes

Bug fixes in 2.9.1
- Added restart confirmation when switching to the new or old panel since its required
- Fixed corrupted database file

New features and bug fixes in 2.9.0
- Massively improved Ghostery panel with awesome new features like site compatibility warnings, 1-click controls, and selective tracker whitelisting.
- Faster blocking
- Miscellaneous bug fixes

Version 2.9.2beta1 736.6 KiB Works with Firefox 6.0 - 22.0, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.19

Ghostery 2.9.2beta1

Library totals

Bugs: 1361
Cookies/LSOs: 754

Bug fixes in 2.9.2
- Ghostery erroneously allowed certain type of content through the content policy such as CSS. This version fixes this issue.

Bug fixes in 2.9.1
- Added restart confirmation when switching to the new or old panel since its required
- Fixed corrupted database file

New features and bug fixes in 2.9.0
- Massively improved Ghostery panel with awesome new features like site compatibility warnings, 1-click controls, and selective tracker whitelisting.
- Faster blocking
- Miscellaneous bug fixes

Version 2.9.0beta4 735.9 KiB Works with Firefox 6.0 - 22.0, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.19

Ghostery 2.9.0beta4

Library totals

Bugs: 1352
Cookies/LSOs: 754

New features and bug fixes in 2.9.0
- Massively improved Ghostery panel
- More ignored schemes for faster blocking (no longer checks data, chrome, or resource URIs)
- Miscellaneous bug fixes

Version 2.8.1beta2 416.0 KiB Works with Firefox 6.0 - 17.0a1, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.14a1

Ghostery 2.8.1

Library totals

Bugs: 1056
Cookies/LSOs: 511

New features and bug fixes in 2.8.1
- New panel UI for Ghostery.
- Fixed issue with reappearing toolbar Ghostery icon.
- Click-to-play optimization: inline replacement of common scripts like Twitter Button, Facebook Like, etc.
- Click-to-play purple box and UI box corrected listing.
- Click-to-play now toggles cookies as well as trackers when allowing through click-to-play UI.
- Removed DOM mutation scanning for this release.


Bug fixes in 2.8.0.2
- Fixed an issue where Ghostery would remove extra buttons and other stuff from iframes
- Addressed an intermittent "Unresponsive Scripts" that were triggered when Firefox would wake up from prolonged non-use.


New features and changes in v2.8
- Content policy and dom scanner now comprise a single "true" reporting engine. What that means in practice is that Ghostery will attempt to produce best possible list results by combining what content policy "saw" pass through it and what dom scanner "sees" on any given page. This will also prevent failure of either part (content policy or dom scanner) from completely shutting down Ghostery.
- Tracker priority is now in place, meaning that some of the tracker entries will now have elevated or lowered priority, with vast majority remaining "regular". The priority matters in cases where have generic matching for example: DART or OpenX and the places where a tracker is sub-tracker, for example, any privacy entry.
- Click-to-play overlays have been introduced for Brightcove, Disqus, Intense Debate, and several social buttons
- wizard has been modified slightly: now with arrows
- options/wizard have indeterminate boxes for categories that are partly selected
- Ghosty on the nav bar now behaves like Chrome release: if for any reason, the page is "unblocked" it will be gray instead of blue
- Miscellaneous bug fixes

Version 2.8beta2 417.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 16.0a1, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.13a1

Ghostery 2.8

Library totals

Bugs: 949
Cookies/LSOs: 466

New features and changes in v2.8
- Content policy and dom scanner now comprise a single "true" reporting engine. What that means in practice is that Ghostery will attempt to produce best possible list results by combining what content policy "saw" pass through it and what dom scanner "sees" on any given page. This will also prevent failure of either part (content policy or dom scanner) from completely shutting down Ghostery.
- Tracker priority is now in place, meaning that some of the tracker entries will now have elevated or lowered priority, with vast majority remaining "regular". The priority matters in cases where have generic matching for example: DART or OpenX and the places where a tracker is sub-tracker, for example, any privacy entry.
- click2play is introduced for Brightcove, Disqus, Intense Debate, and several social buttons
- wizard has been modified slightly: now with arrows
- options/wizard have indeterminate boxes for categories that are partly selected
- Ghosty on the nav bar now behaves like Chrome release: if for any reason, the page is "unblocked" it will be gray instead of blue
- Miscellaneous bug fixes

Version 2.8beta1 286.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 15.0a1, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.12a1

Ghostery 2.8

Library totals

Bugs: 949
Cookies/LSOs: 466

New features and changes in v2.8
- Content policy and dom scanner now comprise a single "true" reporting engine. What that means in practice is that Ghostery will attempt to produce best possible list results by combining what content policy "saw" pass through it and what dom scanner "sees" on any given page. This will also prevent failure of either part (content policy or dom scanner) from completely shutting down Ghostery.
- Tracker priority is now in place, meaning that some of the tracker entries will now have elevated or lowered priority, with vast majority remaining "regular". The priority matters in cases where have generic matching for example: DART or OpenX and the places where a tracker is sub-tracker, for example, any privacy entry.
- click2play is introduced for Brightcove, Disqus, and Intense Debate.
- wizard has been modified slightly: now with arrows
- options/wizard have indeterminate boxes for categories that are partly selected
- Ghosty on the nav bar now behaves like Chrome release: if for any reason, the page is "unblocked" it will be gray instead of blue
- Miscellaneous bug fixes

Version 2.7.2beta1 260.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 13.0a1, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.10a1

Ghostery 2.7.2 beta 1

Library totals

Bugs: 831
Cookies/LSOs: 425

Bug fixes in v2.7.2
- Resolved a bug that created a zombie compartment for the last scanned site
- Ghostery shortcut has been changed to CTRL + ALT + G
- Resolved an issue with the popup auto-closing on Linux machines
- Added warning and cookie blocker disabling when a colliding addon is present
- Ghostery will now remove blocked elements from DOM
- Miscellaneous UI and bug fixes.

New features and changes in v2.7
- New options and walk through wizard pages for easier understanding and consumption
- Application and company info built into Ghostery options
- General file, defaults and variable cleanup
- Secure library update pages have been enabled
- Library update notification toggles
- Miscellaneous bug fixes

Version 2.7beta2 242.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 12.0a1, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.9a1

Ghostery 2.7beta1

Library totals

Bugs: 749
Cookies/LSOs: 412

New features and changes in v2.7
- New options and walk through wizard pages for easier understanding and consumption
- Application and company info built into Ghostery options
- General file, defaults and variable cleanup
- Secure library update pages
- Library update notifications
- Miscellaneous bug fixes

All feedback is welcome, please submit it using our support page here: http://getsatisfaction.com/ghostery

Version 2.7beta1 242.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 12.0a1, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.9a1

Ghostery 2.7beta1

Library totals

Bugs: 749
Cookies/LSOs: 412

New features and changes in v2.7
- New options and walk through wizard pages for easier understanding and consumption
- Application and company info built into Ghostery options
- General file, defaults and variable cleanup
- Secure library update pages
- Library update notifications
- Miscellaneous bug fixes

All feedback is welcome, please submit it using our support page here: http://getsatisfaction.com/ghostery

Version 2.6.1beta2 226.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 10.0a1, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.7a1

Development Channel

2.6.1
- Cookie selection fix
- Full German and French translation
- Error handling for tracker lists update
- Re-added strike-through for Firefox 3.6
- Fixed an issue with Ghostery skipping some blocked elements
- Updated the default databases

Version 2.6.1beta1 231.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 10.0a1, SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.7a1

Development Channel

2.6.1
- Cookie selection fix
- Better German and French translation
- Error handling for tracker lists update
- Re-added strike-through for Firefox 3.6