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No, Pokemon GO isn't hacking your Google account

If you you sign up for the game using iOS (not Android ) and a linked Google account, Niantic (the game's developer) gets complete access to anything and everything attached to said account. I have confirmed that the app did indeed obtain full access to my account information on my I-phone without my permission. It's not clear yet if making these changes will impact whether or not the game runs properly.

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Pokemon Go is even affecting our music choices, Spotify says

Again, there's no indication that Pokemon Go is spying on you with your consent, so don't freak out. Shares of Japan's Nintendo have soared almost 60 per cent since the release last Wednesday of its instant hit mobile game Pokemon Go , as analysts keenly watch how the game's popularity will boost the financial performance of the Japanese company as well as the gaming industry.

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Comic-Con 2016: Justice League Not Listed for Warner Bros. Panel

The non-superhero offerings for the 11:30 a.m. Saturday panel are Kong: Skull Island, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword , and the Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol , Ezra Miller , Colin Farrell , and director David Yates.

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Pokemon GO Raises Privacy Concerns with Apple Users

When a new user registers, developer Niantic Apps asks that they sign in with a new account , which is pretty standard fare. Reeve said when he logged in to Pokemon Go with his Google Account, he was shocked to learn that he had granted the app " full account access ".

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Relive your childhood with Pokemon Go

It might not come as any surprise that an always-online app that tracks you via Global Positioning System is raking in personal data about you , but the potentially concerning part comes when you factor in the app's need to sign in using your Google account.

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Pokémon Go makers say they're updating iOS app to address security concerns

By opening the app, and signing into the game by the one single mechanism provided - Google - you're giving the app Full Access to your Google Account. That page will show you all the apps that are connection to your account as well as what part of your account each can access. So it tries to reproduce the same idea that Niantic used for Pokemon Go - it's actually quite hard to understand how come Niantic agrees with it, but since it's China we're talking about, everything's possible.