Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Guys, don't get so excited. You'll scare people for little reason calling this Spyware.
I found and unchecked the "Send anonomous download statistics to Ant" in preferences, and was disappointed that this feature was hidden away and opt out. That would be my only gripe.
Aside from that, I like having the rank info for each page, it's interesting. To say this is like Spyware is a bit defamatory I think. It's like saying Google is like Spyware. Or Microsoft Update, I'm sure they log your update activity.
You are requesting a service, and they record that request in order to perpetuate the service, where is the problem here? The fact that you can't disable it is the only bad thing going on here.
As a side note, I've found some of the best pr0n sites on the net thanks to the statistics published on their site. Thank you Ant.com!