Ok, now, I am beginning to get interested
If you don't press the button, you fail to continue to aquire Pi, but apparently don't lose what you have already aquired. That seems more interesting. So, if you miss your button punching, are you just behind one day if you resume punching for the following days after your missed day? Or has your account just closed at the final value the day you last punched the button?
A text message to remind you to punch each day - that seems really important to the Pi people for some reason - that can't be entirely free for them to text large numbers of folks in various countries of the world, I would suspect. I wonder where the money comes from?
So as far as you can determine, there is no sleight of hand grabbing your location data or your contacts lists, or your photos or whatever. This may be easier to be certain about on an iPhone with its more explicit permissions lists, but I haven't used an Android phone since the iPhone was released, so I am not current in that world.
Thank you once again for your informative, and courteous answers to my pestering questions. 🙂
I might decide to sign up - still pondering and looking about.
I have read the white paper and understand some parts of it -
A new question - how many members are there currently?
I did not see this answered in their FAQ. But once they hit 5 million the governance shifts via a Provisional committee to a Constitutional Convention, so some things are destined to change at some time in the future and I am trying to discern how close that future is. Perhaps very close, as I seem to notice that this network opened in March of 2019, but I can't seem to find that date again when I go looking for it.
I see from Google the membership passed one million in 2019 - so maybe the change in Governance has already occurred. Or will soon. Some discussion of numbers and values here