If you own an IOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod) and love to play games then you might be familiar with this widely popular Pokemon go game. According to latest tech news source, CNET, “Pokémon go steal your personal data if you log in via your Google email account”.
But according to Pokemon games developer company, “Niantic Labs”, they said in a statement that company only accessing basic information of user Gmail account like User id and email address nothing more. On the other hand, CNET claims that one of company spokesmen stated as “We recently discovered that the Pokemon GO account creation process on IOS devices require full Google account access” and on in another occasion company stated as “We are working on the client side to fix permission request for Gmail account profile”.
It is obvious from above given both statements, Pokemon GO games user are at risk because the user is not aware of this underneath permissions. In this way, you are giving full account access to any app or game developer and they can send and receive any information from your account and you are totally unaware of these privileges.
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On the other hand, android users are safe because the android version of this game is not getting this kind of hidden permission while you download and install the app. Google has not commented yet on this issue but Niantic Lab claims that Google has verified that our game Pokemon Go / Niantic is not accessed any extra information except user ID and email account. Therefore, the user should not worry and they need no action at their ends.
Moreover, your phone tells you more accurately now a day when any app gets extra permission then I personally noted that iPhones notify you via a message in your inbox. In this way, you can check whether or not your personal information accessed by a third party app without your prior permissions. The modern mobile phones microprocessors like Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 also help you when any app access or track your private data.
Hoverer android users don’t worry about this kind of permissions problem because Google has already well managed it in its android OS.
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Source: CNET News