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.
…completely dumb. Proceed to vote me down and out of existence.
Edited 2016-07-11 20:14 UTC
They’ll apologize, give everyone some free XP and this will be forgotten.
Waiting for the next scare…
As if it weren’t bad enough that millions of mindless zombies sit around playing candy crush for half the day, now they’re out running around in public, noses glued to their phones, hunting for Pokemon treasures. Ridiculous!! I swear, the older I get the dumber and more gullible the general public seems to get. People had better wake up soon and get wise to all of these useless distractions that have been designed to keep people from noticing that the foxes are making off with the hens.
Edited 2016-07-11 21:32 UTC