On its first run, Google Chrome silently imports your browser history from Firefox and Internet Explorer. This combined with its incessant prompting to sign into your Google Account guarantees quite a bit of unauthorized data collection on their part, considering this history data will then be synchronized, unencrypted, with them.
It is the only piece of software I know which:
- logs your keystrokes
- logs your browser history
- logs your affiliations
- lists your installed software
- sends all this information to unnamed third parties
All known traits of spyware programs, which would be removed swiftly and decisively by users if found. Google Chrome, however, which exhibits all the above traits of a spyware program (because it is one) is universally accepted.
Don’t be evil.