Hmmmmm, this is interesting. I updated Chromium to 11.x and the Settings page Under The Hood has this stuff about suggesting pages if a url doesn't resolve etc.. To do this, guess what? It sends the info to Google!!
edit: now that I have 10.x set up again(10.0.602.0 seems to be the last one with the old style setting page) I see it had the same "features." Even the phishing protection sounds like it's sending everything through Google.
Guess they figure if they just keeping popping it up we'll get tired of play whack-a-mole and giving up on pounding it back down. As it goes along it seems like the distinction between Chrome and Chromium is only semantic.
Version 11.x broke my AutoCopy extension so I had to back track anyway.
Just imagine if all the stuff Google collects is in print-outs someplace? I wonder how many trees that would be?
edit2: guess this setting has been noted for quite some time but they should really be lobbied to have it off by default. Esp. if you use the portable archives, every time you update to a newer version you need to remember to disable the settings again.