Re: A company
Yes, and the sad thing is what they said here in their 'corrected' political speak...
" We’re continuing to experiment with new ways to surface unique content for users and we could have done better in this case."
Translation is that they are sorry that their attempt at monetizing the stream further didn't go off so well, and they'll think of other ways to further profit from your device.
Think about this. You bought the device, you pay for the internet connection and they want to spam you with ads? Not to mention that you have no clue as to how much data they are slurping... er I mean streaming from your home without your knowledge. So you are paying for the privilege to not only be spied upon but also spammed.