A good article on incentives and judo strategy. Also, if you’re paying for it, you’re not the product getting sold:
Apple can take this stance because it’s able to make more money than any company ever just by selling high-end devices and relatively expensive services. Most of its technology rivals have to grub about for other means of paying the bills. Google and Facebook in particular have business models that are based almost entirely on (1) learning about the preferences and needs of their users and (2) selling that information to advertisers.