Beta 0.2.149.30 was released September 17, but the update notice was not made until yesterday afternoon:
"Google Chrome version 0.2.149.30 was released on 17 September 2008. Users will get automatic updates over the next few days.For some reason, Google does not consider changes such as " [r1927] Stop adding content from HTTPS sites to the searchable index" and " [r1978] Don't send sensitive URLs to search suggest services" as security updates but rather categorizes them in the list of "Other Changes".
Although the changes issued in this update are important for anyone using the beta product, if another vendor automatically pushed out software updates without providing the option to review, accept or reject the changes, the users of that software would be up in arms. Where is the uproar surrounding Google's manner of issuing and classifying updates?
Again, this reminder: Beta software should never be used in a production environment.