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Google to change app permissions for ‘Pokémon Go’ after security concerns

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Pokémon Go players won’t have to worry about sketchy app permissions for much longer.

The developer of the game has acknowledged that it “erroneously” requested full access permission to users’ Google accounts on iOS and says Google is working with them on a fix for the issue.

In a statement provided to Mashable, Niantic, the developer of Pokémon Go, said that the app “erroneously requests full access permission for the user’s Google account,” but that no user information was compromised. 

“Pokémon GO only accesses basic Google profile information (specifically, your User ID and email address) and no other Google account information is or has been accessed or collected,” the company says, adding that Google also confirmed no other information was collected. (Mashable has reached out to Google for further confirmation.) Read more…

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