@syntax Why should I assume any tracking is _not_ malevolent? A new site has no way of telling me “We are trustworthy,” which is not in itself an attack vector. Why should I believe any company, when most companies are repeatedly shown to lie about tracking, either out of malice or incompetence?
I suppose you could verify that FOSS code running for analytics is trustworthy by isolating and inspecting it yourself.
@syntax And how would that ensure me that is all the collector of the collected data does with it? And do you seriously suggest doing a code audit for visiting a website?
The poll was mainly to gauge people's feelings about whether they feel analytics is acceptable in principle if implemented in certain ethical ways.