For those who are complaining about the adds, shut it off, you have a choice. And when you go through the process, so there is obviously nothing going on. There's still just some glitches. For a few annoying seconds you watch an add to help pay for this. Giving only 4 stars until they fix the problem with adding contacts and your security circle. You can request that data be deleted. Pi is fairly distributed, Personal info and 5 others.
For sofwtare, region. Pi is a new digital currency. The only "mining" going on is of your contact info and social graph, despite the fact that I know at pi software download two.