Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2016 19:46 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption

Let me be clear - Pokemon Go and Niantic can now:

  • Read all your email
  • Send email as you
  • Access all your Google drive documents (including deleting them)
  • Look at your search history and your Maps navigation history
  • Access any private photos you may store in Google Photos
  • And a whole lot more

What's more, given the use of email as an authentication mechanism (think "Forgot password" links) they now have a pretty good chance of gaining access to your accounts on other sites too.

This only applies to iOS, so Android users seem to have nothing to worry about. The fault lies with Niantic, so let's hope they fix it soon.

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It's also...
by rubberneck on Mon 11th Jul 2016 20:13 UTC
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...completely dumb. Proceed to vote me down and out of existence.

Edited 2016-07-11 20:14 UTC

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