@Mr. NiceGuy, we added GA tracking code to:
We're planning a lot of speed improvement for SexyBookmarks, and needed to know how the plugin was actually being used by real users on real blogs to better inform those decisions. All we really need to know is how many times is SB being loaded each day so we can plan for capacity.
btw, we made sure to use the most optimized version of the analytics code, which should not slow down anything.
We hope to remove the code in an upcoming release, or at the very least include an opt-in/out soon. Was not aware of the controversy in Germany around Google Analytics!