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Ghostery brings its privacy watchdog abilities to Google Chrome

With more than 1.3 million downloads, the Ghostery add-on for Firefox is obviously an extremely popular way to know who's keeping tabs on your Web browsing. All kinds of tracking goes on behind the scenes while you surf. Google, Omniture, comScore, and others are gathering data wherever they can.

If you'd like to know what's going on in the background but you surf with Google Chrome, you can now plug the Ghostery extension into your browser, too!

Right now, the Chrome extension only provides insight; it doesn't allow you to block access the way its Firefox cousin does. It's probably safe to assume that, once they can bring that functionality to Google Chrome, Ghostery will bolt it on in short order.

I have to give kudos to TSN. Three items is less than half of what visits to some sites (ourselves and Lifehacker included) turn up.
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