When signing up for the game through Google, iOS users are required to give game maker Niantic full access to their account. The app update was released for iOS on the App Store at the time of this writing, but was not available for Android on the Google Play store yet.
Niantic stated overnight that the security issue was due to what they called an "erroneous permissions request". V1.0.1 now only asks to see your email addresses and your basic information. "'Full account access' is not the best wording, and should probably be changed on Google's end", independent Slack security engineer Ari Rubenstein wrote .
As hundreds continue to flood the parks around Bakersfield searching for Pokemon , security experts are warning players to pay attention to their settings. Meanwhile cases of armed robberies and injuries involving Pokemon Go players have also been reported. Pokemon can appear anywhere: On the street.
This wristband - once paired with your phone - will vibrate whenever you're near a Pokemon or come to a Pokestop. If you don't want to waste PokeBalls on hard to catch Pokemon (the ones with red or yellow "catch circles), be sure to feed them a Razz Berry first as it makes catching them much easier".
Eight guns were stolen from the pawn shop Saturday before 2 p.m., police said. Officers were able to detain one of the four suspects that morning, a 17-year-old male, and determined the burglary was part of a plan to target officers in the Baton Rouge area.
You can't be too careful with app permissions these days, and it is possible to play Pokemon Go without giving it permission to access all parts of your Google account. For some users with iPhones, signing into the game with the most convenient option - using your Google account - allows the gaming company to read your emails.