I'm stepping up my privacy online and have recently switched to Google Chrome, which may be a huge step backwards. Chrome pesters the user to sign in with their Gmail account. When I first created my Gmail account I told the truth about my location and I'm wonder, does Google support APIs that give out my geographical information that's associated with my account? One problem is for work I connect through VPN to networks in different countries and Chrome always asks me do I want to change your default search from google.us to google.fr etc. Also on YouTube when I comment on a video it somehow has my real name and I can't find the setting to change this in my Gmail account.
Generally speaking how concerned is Google with privacy?