Ghostery Privacy Browser is the name of the newest browser that’s coming to Android. Ghostery is known for creating browser extensions for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Opera that will subvert any attempts to track your web usage and provides users with a sense of privacy.
Ghostery Privacy Browser will not be an extension but will be a full stand alone browser. Hurrah! Ghostery also says that their Privacy Browser was based on Android WebView. Ghostery Privacy Browser will offer Android users Ghostery’s trusted protective measures for their mobile browsing. This means that Android users who are running Android 4.0.3 or later will be covered simply by using the Ghostery Privacy Browser without needing to run a separate app.
If you find that you’d prefer your browsing habits to remain anonymous and decide to install Ghostery Privacy Browser, you’ll be asked to set up a few permissions before you can browse NSFW sites to your heart’s content. But fear not, it’s not an arduous process. First, Ghostery Privacy Browser will ask you if you’d like to enable tracking. If, in your haste to hit up your favorite celebrity gossip sites, you forget to flip the switch, you can adjust your tracking preferences later using program settings.
The Privacy Browser also offers the tracker indicator. What’s the tracker indicator you ask? Well, my privacy minded friend, the tracker will tell you just how many trackers are embedded within the sites you’re visiting and will let you decide which ones you want to run on that site only or if you want to allow it to run on all sites. The pièce de résistance for Ghostery’s Privacy Browser is the integrated tracker blocker. And you don’t have to worry about constantly updating the integrated tracker blocker, either. Ghostery understands the pain of constantly needing to update (Ahem, Adobe) and set it up so that integrated tracker blocker updates automatically.
Beyond the fancy bells and whistles, Ghostery Privacy Browser is set up with the privacy of your browsing habits in mind. For example, the default search engine is DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn’t track your searches. I, for one, am pleased to see that Ghostery is offering a standalone privacy browser for Android. It’s a long time coming, especially since so many of us do a substantial amount of browsing from our smartphones and tablets.