Pokémon Go Can Access All Your Data, And May Be A Psychological Experiment

submitted by tedmorning on 07/19/16 1

Warning: the government may be watching your every move through Pokémon Go. “When they say you gotta catch 'em all, Pokémon Go's developers may have meant catching complete control of every user's entire Google account—largely in secret, without letting users know up front exactly what the app can do. Today's most popular mobile game lets users login through their Google accounts, but it fails to specify how Pokémon Go and Niantic, the company that's working with Nintendo to develop the game, are going to use that account. The answer, researcher Adam Reeve reported, is that Pokémon Go can do almost anything with your account. The app can read your email, send email as you, access your Google Drive, read your Google Search and Maps history, and look at private photos. All of that comes without any specific notification to you about how much of your data they're opening up." Read more here: www.dailydot.com/layer8/pokemon-go-permissions-privacy/ ****** Subscribe to Pop Trigger: www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Get the Pop Trigger ringtone (through iPhone only): itunes.apple.com/us/album/pop... Follow Pop Trigger on Twitter: twitter.com/PopTrigger Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PopTrigger Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/therealpoptrigger Grace Baldridge: twitter.com/gracebaldridge Brett Erlich: twitter.com/BrettErlich Samantha Schacher: twitter.com/SamSchacher Hasan Piker: twitter.com/hasanthehun "Pop Trigger, an unfiltered show about pop culture. We break down *celebrities, dating, and other random pop culture (ish) topics with guests from TV/film, music, and of course **YouTube! Watch us here on Hulu. PS - No teleprompters allowed.

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