Dear Lifehacker,

I dig Chrome for its speed and its many small but handy features. But I'm also wondering how much privacy I'm trading for the convenience and quickness. What, exactly, does Chrome know about me, and what does it share with its corporate creator?


Concerned Chrome Convert

Dear Concerned,

We know how you feel. Take a step back and think about everything you do through Chrome, and it looks like an image of your entire life at times. Here's what Chrome does and does not take in, what Google does with the data it does pick up, and a few reassuring points about data you're not sending over.

What Data of Mine Does Chrome Send to Google?