Fotiman - 2:22 pm on Dec 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
just go do some digging for chrome privacy issues / user tracking, you'll find more then enough reasons.
People who call it spyware are typically just repeating rumors and incorrect stories without merit and are therefore just exacerbating the rumors. Most of which I think stems from the auto-suggest search feature, which you also have in Firefox's search box (it's just that Google integrates the search and address bar into one). Honestly, I wouldn't care if Google knows where I visit. Do you ever stop to think that your ISP knows where you visit? Do you care?
In addition, Matt Cutts even addressed this in a blog post: