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Pokémon Go for iOS will stop requiring full Google account access

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 12, 2016.

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    The massively popular Pokémon Go game, released just a few days ago, obtains full access to a Google account when it’s chosen as an authentication option while setting up the app in iOS. Android is unaffected. While the iOS app also allows using a Pokémon Trainer Club account, the option to create a new club account is unavailable at this writing, apparently due to system overload.

    Update: In a statement late Monday, the game’s developer, Niantic, said that it was an error to request that level of access, and the app only made use of a Google account’s name and associated email address. The firm is updating the app to reduce what permissions are requested, and said Google will automatically reduce its app permissions. Niantic’s complete statement appears at the end of the article.

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