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Pokémon Go gets first update on iOS, fixes the Google account privacy issue

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As addressed yesterday, Pokemon Go on iOS shouldn’t have full-access to your Google account information for allowing to catch you favorite pocket monsters seamlessly. So, Niantic Labs, the developer of Pokemon Go, has issued an update fixing the Google account privacy issue for the game on the App Store.

You no longer need to live in fear and ban playing the game thinking that all your emails are being accessed by the developer. According to Niantic, the privacy issue which had erroneously made it to the first live version of the game, shouldn’t have been there in the first place.

The first update of Pokemon Go is now live on the iTunes App store and limits the game’s access to your account data. The new permission settings limits the access by only letting it ‘know who you are on Google’ and ‘view your email address’. It now only allows the game to gain access to only basic information, including User ID, gender and age from your Google account.

In addition to this, the latest 1.0.1 update of the game has also snagged some stability updates, streamlining the Pokemon Go Trainer Club login process. Also when the Go servers are down due to excess load, you will no longer have to repeatedly login into the game to catch the Pikachu you found at the curb.

Take a look at all the fixes that have been introduced in this update:


Yesterday, the internet was ablaze due to the outrageous set of permissions that Pokemon Go has access to on the iOS app. Niantic had released a statement saying that,

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. Once we became aware of this error, we began working on a client-side fix to request permission for only basic Google profile information, in line with the data that we actually access.

So now that you no longer have to worry about the privacy of your data, you should go out and catch’em all to grow your collection.

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