Hello Harvey P,
As mentioned, there are several reasons for sending sensitive information to the server, including the use of the online password manager. One can of course argue that in itself is a problem, but we’ve made an active decision to do this in order to gain all the usability benefits we get from it.
It is by no means a trivial decision, and either way we go it has serious impact on security and usability.
Regardless, it’s important that we keep good SSL hygiene.