I installed Chrome and hated it. So I deleted it. Some time later I enabled the “parental control” settings on my Mac, so that OSX would try to “limit access to adult websites automatically”. The useful consequence of changing this setting was that whenever ANY software on my mac tried connecting to the internet OSX would prompt me to either allow or disallow that site.

This is how I discovered Google Software Update! There was no popup box like in your case clearly showing Google Software Update was running! I caught them, because OSX didn’t allow it to connect to google analytics! If I hadn’t turned on this setting I wouldn’t have even known google software update was installed, and it would have kept connecting to Google Analytics without my knowledge.

This is a complete invasion of my privacy! And completely evil.