I always have major privacy issues with anything google. They just try to take over and save everything and we know that others are mining this information for who knows what purpose.
But then I realized something huge. If you use Google Chrome, Google will know every URL you type into the location bar. More than that, they will know (almost) every partial URL you type into the location bar. More than that, they will know every word or phrase you type into the location bar, even if you type it and then delete it before pressing enter. More than that, all this information can be linked with your main Google account, because Google sends your cookie along with every automatic search it performs from the location bar. Chrome keeps track of which google account you are logged into and uses that cookie to send along with its auto searches.http://www.insidebayarea.com/business/ci_10364602http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39176/108/http://blogs.computerworld.com/chrome_googles_biggest_threat_to_your_privacyhttp://www.securitymanagement.com/news/googles-new-chrome-browser-vulnerable-exploits-004616
No other browser that I know of uses an automatic search/suggest feature in the location bar. The location bar is where you type the address of the site you want to navigate to. Firefox uses a suggest feature in the search bar. It makes sense to do it there. Google.com now has auto suggest on their homepage. It makes sense there too. Now it makes sense to also have it in the location bar in terms of a nice helpful feature. But in terms of privacy I think this is a new low. I think Google should, at the least, not be sending your cookie out with these searches. But even then they could be connected to you by IP.
yeahhh so firefox all the way