Pokemon GO has become incredibly popular since it launched last week, although there have been a few issue with the app. The most recent one was the iOS version of Pokemon Go obtaining full access to people’s Google account.
This was apparently an error and now there is a fix on the way which should get rid of the problem on the app.
Niantic, who developed the app, has said that this was caused by a technical error and it was not done intentionally, you can see an official statement below.
“We recently discovered that the Pokémon GO account creation process on iOS erroneously requests full access permission for the user’s Google account. However, Pokémon Go only accesses basic Google profile information (specifically, your User ID and email address) and no other Google account information is or has been accessed or collected. Once we became aware of this error, we began working on a client-side fix to request permission for only basic Google profile information, in line with the data that we actually access. Google has verified that no other information has been received or accessed by Pokémon Go or Niantic. Google will soon reduce Pokémon Go’s permission to only the basic profile data that Pokémon Go needs, and users do not need to take any actions themselves.”
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