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Perhaps you'd like to read this:

 

http://www.favbrowser.com/google-chrome-spyware-confirmed/

 

As far as phoning home, well yes it does.

 

When I installed Chrome when it was first released my Firewall kept saying Google wanted to connect to the internet, even when the Chrome browser wasn't on.

I blocked it, and sure enough the Firewall alert box would pop up at regular intervals telling me Google had tried to connect to the internet but was blocked.

 

Well as one of the comments said on there

 

'Once money starts slipping out of my bank account, then I will be worried.

For now, they are just seeing what porn I look at…'

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Also read this:

 

"Google has admitted the auto-suggest feature of Chrome's Omnibox gives it potential access to users' keystrokes, providing the company with a wealth of information on the browsing habits of its users."

 

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/222834/google-admits-chrome-tracks-web-addresses

 

This is set to on by default so a vast amount of people using chrome would be non the wiser.

 

Sure you can diable this feature, but I wouldn't trust a browser that sneekily tries to track your surfing habits.

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Perhaps you'd like to read this:

 

http://www.favbrowser.com/google-chrome-spyware-confirmed/

 

As far as phoning home, well yes it does.

 

When I installed Chrome when it was first released my Firewall kept saying Google wanted to connect to the internet, even when the Chrome browser wasn't on.

I blocked it, and sure enough the Firewall alert box would pop up at regular intervals telling me Google had tried to connect to the internet but was blocked.

 

this is because it installs GoogleUpdater along side chrome, which remains on your system even after Chrome uninstall...

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Is this not just an option that can be disabled during installation?

 

I don't know.

 

Are you using a non Windows firewall.

 

If you are then you can set it to block the Google updater.

 

If you are using Windows Firewall then you would be non the wiser as it doen't block outgoing traffic..

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this is because it installs GoogleUpdater along side chrome, which remains on your system even after Chrome uninstall...

 

That's the trouble Google will phone home trying to update all your Google products all the time.

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That's the trouble Google will phone home trying to update all your Google products all the time.

 

My Adobe Lightroom does that, should I be worried?

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My Adobe Lightroom does that, should I be worried?

 

But it's totally unnecessary.

 

Other browsers update themselves when you open the browser.

 

Google doesn't need to go on the internet to look for updates every single time I put on my computer.

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Apparently, people who have tested on d/l speed test sites report that chrome download speeds can be up to 25% slower.

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I've found Chrome to be a pretty decent and fast browser and I prefer it over Firefox.

 

My browser of choice is Opera though, I think that it is far better than any of the browsers that I have used.

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