Ars Technica: The browser wars are heating up again--this time with a video from Microsoft that claims Google Chrome "collects every keystroke you make."
Are the claims true? Yes and no. Both IE8 and Chrome send characters to your search provider as they are typed into the browser to expedite searches. That information could be sent to Google, or it could just as easily be sent to Microsoft Bing from either browser. The only difference is that IE8 has a separate box for typing Web addresses, so those are not transmitted to the search provider. But they are transmitted with Google Chrome, which only has one box for both functions.