Where do the Chrome clones send it ...???
If it's going anywhere, google is probably the safest.
don't use Google search engine and it will not send it anywhere. Chrome itself do not send data, the only data is when you first install it, so Google knows how many is installed.
I presume the settings like use a web service to resolve navigation errors or use a prediction service to load pages more quickly will send data, other wise they will not work,. but Firefox offers those services as well. Just turn them off if worried.
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