Working on an article, I came across an interesting fact in regards to Jeff Bezos, while we all know he owns Whole Foods, Amazon and the Washington Post, what most don't realize is he owns $3.1B USD in Google, large stake in Twitter (invested $50M USDw/initial stake of $15M USD), obviously Alexa, Uber, Facebook and should I keep going? When he bought Whole Foods he shortly took away the approx 1900 employess healthcare benefits.
Bezos is the best example of an individual viewing their customers are a marketing commodity, utilizing cookies to determine trends and sell those members. Remember, this is what Robinhood just got caught doing in the GameStop mess, selling members info to their competion, ie the hedgefunds.
This is why I've banned all robots from my site, which I recognize will stunt our intial growth, that compbined with setting the site for the app to download w/out the apple/google stores in the end it's the best way we have to protect member privacy.
While Apple is inherently not good, right now they are the lesser of 2 evils.