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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Google is campaigning to reassure us that its Chrome browser is, well, no worse at recording your every move on the web than any other browser.
Using Chrome doesn’t mean sharing more information with Google than using any other browser
says a spokesman in this video, part of a series on Google Chrome & Privacy.
What then follows is links to four other videos describing the various ways in which Google Chrome records your web activity.
If you subtract the spin, the conclusion is that Google retrieves a large amount of data from you, especially if you stick with the default settings. Further, it is not possible as far as I know to use the browser without sending any data to your default search provider, most likely Google. The reason is the Omnibox, the combined address and search box. Here’s what Google’s Brian Rakowski says in the video on Google Chrome & Privacy – Browsers search and suggestions: