Introducing Click-to-Play: Ghostery for Firefox v2.8 is Out
We’re really excited for this version of Ghostery for Firefox. Why? Because for one of our biggest questions from Ghostery users has always been, “Why can’t I see the comments/videos/social buttons on www.insertwebsitehere.com?” This release answers that question with a simple feature: Click-to-play content replacement. Now, if you find you are missing elements on a page, you will see a picture of Ghosty telling you what was blocked from view. So far, it works for Disqus, BrightCove, Intense Debate and most social buttons. Download it here and let us know what you think!
And here’s the full list of updates in v2.8 for your reading pleasure:
- 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 navigation bar now behaves like Chrome release: if for any reason, the page is “unblocked” it will be gray instead of blue