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Senator prods Niantic about Pokemon Go privacy and security issues

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jul 13, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    Personally, I’m just watching the Pokemon Go craze unfold; if I had considered checking it out by playing, then seeing the unbelievably long list of access permissions the app required put a stop to it immediately before installing.

    Although you may or may not agree that Pokemon Go is a “government surveillance psyop conspiracy” which has a “direct(-ish)” connection to the CIA, if you play the game then you better grab the latest update. Niantic claimed it pushed out “emergency fixes” since a “coding error” allowed the app to get full access to your Google account.

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