I'm using the 4.0.8 version of the plugin and I'm still seeing this
<img ... > tag in my YARPP output.
<img src="http://yarpp.org/pixels/..." alt="Yarpp"/>
But I do not see the option in
http://my-test-URL-here/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=yarpp to disable that.
Per the plugin guidelines that is supposed to be off by default and dialing home without user consent is a plugin "No No".
This has come up a couple of times already, can you please fix that in your plugin? Aside from the guidelines violation many people do NOT want a plugin to track usage like that.