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Pokemon GO gets full access to personal data

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Experts warn that when logged in to Pokemon GO using Google, the system gets access to all account data: email, contacts, documents on Google Drive and search history.

To play the game, you must log in either through the Pokemon Trainer, or through Google. It is obvious that many choose the second method. This is partly due to problems on the Pokemon Trainer server, which in the first few days prevented the creation of an account.


Security researcher Adam Reeve warns that by logging in through Google, you automatically give full access to your data. However, he clarifies that he is not sure about 100%.

One of the GitHub users checked to see if the program really gets full access to a Google account. According to his conclusions, the game uses only "basic information", but there are a number of loopholes that, according to the programmer, the developer company (Niantic) will fix in the next update.

Niantic also released an official statement in which she said that the application is requesting full access by mistake, which it will fix in the near future. The game needs only basic information, and it does not read or plan anything superfluous. Users do not need to fix anything themselves: Google itself will change the level of access.

Previously ForumDaily told how Americans mad on this game and what incidents had time to happen for 6 days after release.

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