I’m not sure why anyone is surprised by this, but Jerry Hildenbrand of Android Central is:
So now people who root their phones, whether to get rid of the
crap “open” that’s forced down their throats, or to have a current
version of Android, are punished and lumped in with folks who
steal movies. Nice move, Google. That makes me want to buy more of
your products and use more of your services, so I can be treated
like a criminal just because I’m smart enough to get rid of
CityID, or want a safe version of Android on my phone.