Google and the web tracking pages explained

Chief policy officer Johnny Ryan used Google’s Chrome browser to conduct his research. He had no logins, cookies or browsing history on the device so was, in effect, a new user.
He said he discovered hidden webpages that had a unique address. It acted as an identifier, which was unique to him. This so-called pseudonymous marker, when combined with cookies, can help track user activity across the web, he claims. Cookies – small pieces of code that are embedded in websites and downloaded to devices to track how users browse the net – require permissions from the user to be used, which the hidden webpage does not.
Over the course of just one hour of web browsing, he said, Google created at least nine of these pages and 11 duplicate pages that transferred data about him.
That data was not seen by him but could have included information about age and gender, habits, social media usage, ethnicity or political affiliation, he said.
Eight companies other than Google were active on one or more of these pages and the identifiers for him were used 278 times, he found.

Jamaican runner Twayne Wade has died from cancer

wayne Crooks dreamt of being the next big track star, but that dream was cut short last Sunday. The 23-year-old Jamaican athlete died from stage four stomach cancer in New Orleans, USA, and now his family is seeking help to bring his body home.
“The Saturday he said to me, ‘Mommy, God forbid anything happen to me, I want to go back to Jamaica, I want to go back to Jamaica to bury’,” his mother, Joy Garvey. She said that the family members are worried that they would not be able to honour his final request, so they created a GoFundMe account to help with the cost to bring him home.
“It’s going to be a lot [of money] especially because I spend a lot of money going up and down there, and the tests cost too,” she said.
Garvey said her son began feeling slight stomach pains since June of this year, but they didn’t see it as a cause for alarm.
“I went to his competition in May and Twayne was ripping up the track. Twayne didn’t look like somebody sick,” she added.
“He was feeling a little pain in June. He was on vacation in Jamaica, in July, and he went back up in New Orleans because he had to go to school. About three weeks ago, they called and said I had to come down because my son is sick bad,” she said.
Crooks died one week after he was diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer. wayne Crooks dreamt of being the next big track star, but that dream was cut short last Sunday. The 23-year-old Jamaican athlete died from stage four stomach cancer in New Orleans, USA, and now his family is seeking help to bring his body home.
“The Saturday he said to me, ‘Mommy, God forbid anything happen to me, I want to go back to Jamaica, I want to go back to Jamaica to bury’,” his mother, Joy Garvey.