Adds an attractive social bookmarking menu and related content widget to your posts, pages, index, or any combination of the three.
Was working on my site and noticed another GA code popping up - UA-12964573-5. This is alarming as it means my sites analytics are being sent to a third party without my permission. Upon further research it appears that this code is being placed by the Shareaholic plugin without clearly identifying that this is what is happening.
I have now removed this plugin from all of my client websites and will not be using anything related to this plugin creator again. This constitutes a serious breach of privacy by the plugin creator.
There are other plugins that track information such as the Yoast SEO plugin but they do this in an Opt-In manner and further use a much less invasive approach as you can read about here - http://yoast.com/yoast-tracking/
Going whole hog and grabbing all Analytics data from a website is well beyond gaining simple insights into what version of wordpress is being used.
I see that this was brought up 2 years ago - http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-sexybookmarks-hidden-googleanalytics-code-in-v329?replies=4 and that the response from the creator was that you can simply turn it off.
This is something that should be off by default.
When I cantivated this plugin it completely deactivated all links in all pages in the blog. You couldn't click on any links at all.
I had to force delete the plugin from the server using rm -rf and restore the database from a backup to get the blog back online again.