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Pokemon Go’s Full Access to Your Google Account Data has been Fixed

This is an update to yesterday’s article, Pokemon Go has Full Access to Your Google Account Data, available at

The Pokémon Go app received a software update for its iPhone version  within the past 24 hours. The update fixes some log-in issues and works to minimize crashes. However, the big news comes from the game developer Niantic’s release notes, “Fixed Google account scope.” That’s a bit of an understatement. Now, instead of potentially tapping into everything you do on Google, it can access only your Google User ID and email address.

For the change to go into effect, you’ll need to download the update, sign out, and sign back in. You should see a new, much more limited permission request screen.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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