I am one of millions that just had to sign up for the Google Chrome Beta. Let me tell you for a solid one and a half days I was very impressed by the speed. One of the features that attracted me was the fact that none of your tabs that you'd normally have open in Mozilla or IE 'don't compete'. Meaning if one tab is loading a lot of data this bears no weight on the rest of the tabs you have open. As of a day ago I have definitly seen this feature shot down. But hey! It's a beta right? Well...did you know Google's G-mail was in beta until this year? Yea...awesome.
It gets worse after the break...
One thing I make sure to do when I update my browsers, or decide to use a different one in this case, is read the EULA [End User License Agreement]. According to Google Chrome's EULA, they have the right of all properties produced while using their web browser. Meaning this blog I'm publishing right now, if constructed within their browser..then they own it!
Ridiculous is it not?
Google's Rebecca Ward, Senior Product Counsel for Google Chrome, now tells Ars Technica that the company tries to reuse these licenses as much as possible, "in order to keep things simple for our users." Ward admits that sometimes "this means that the legal terms for a specific product may include terms that don't apply well to the use of that product" and says that Google is "working quickly to remove language from Section 11 of the current Google Chrome terms of service. This change will apply retroactively to all users who have downloaded Google Chrome."
Edit: Another note to take from Nate's article would be the "Omnibar" in Chrome. Which has the ability to record every keystroke you input from your keyboard. Wow.