Thanks for the link. Not sure what we would talk about here though if we did not link to news stories. The vanity threads would eventually drive us all crazy....lol.
Having it running in the background with notifications turned off, the only reason I peeked at my Ghostery app was when the comments at the link weren't showing up.
Most of the 16 are likely innocuous, but the fact of their being there at all just pisses me off on principle .. hence the link for other short-fused curmudgeons.
Just decided the comments weren't worth clicking trackers on/off to get to 'em, and moved on to something else .. LOL