Pokemon GO Addresses Recent iOS Privacy Issue

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Earlier today, ComicBook.com reported on an issue in which iOS users automatically granted Pokemon GO players "full access" to their Google accounts when logging in, meaning that the game could technically view and modify emails and other private data.

The Pokemon Company International and Niantic issued a joint statement to address this issue:

We recently discovered that the Pokémon GO account creation process on iOS erroneously requests full access permission for the user's Google account. However, 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. Google has verified that no other information has been received or accessed by Pokémon GO or Niantic. Google will soon reduce Pokémon GO's permission to only the basic profile data that Pokémon GO needs, and users do not need to take any actions themselves.For more information, please review Niantic's Privacy Policy here: https://www.nianticlabs.com/privacy/pokemongo/en

If players don't want to wait for Google to reduce Pokemon GO's permissions, they can revoke the game's permissions here, but players will be unable to log in using their Google account.