I've found the opposite in many cases. Asking for permission is a form of CYA and responsibility dodging. Often if you want something done you need to man up and just do it. In this case, we tried the whole "let people be in charge of their computers" thing for 30 or 40 years. The vast majority of people let things slide, and so I can't blame companies for the approach they are taking. But if they start prison raping us, yeah we should probably push back. As a practical matter, if you give 2 shits you can disable the auto updating - even on the Galaxy Note 7. Most people don't give a shit, thus the original problem.