> G and FB make money off advertising.
Yup. People forget Google is an advertising company that happens to run a search engine and email service, and that Facebook is an advertising company that happens to run a social media website.
People moan about the price of Apple products (a complaint which is normally unfounded once you compare like for like and also look at the high quality and reliability of Apple's products). I would rather just pay what is perceived by some to be "more cash" and have my privacy assured rather than get something on the cheap but have to bend over in the shower to pick up the privacy soap that Google has dropped on the floor.