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Pokémon Go for iOS updated to resolve Google account concerns

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Pokémon Go for iOS has just been updated to version 1.0.1, with developer Niantic Labs promising improved stability, crash fixes, and a less intrusive grip on Google account permissions. Last week, it was discovered that the massively popular augmented reality game was granting itself "full access" to the accounts of those who signed up to start playing Pokémon Go using a Google account. This was seen as needlessly intrusive by security experts, who cautioned users against granting the game such dramatic overreach.

That broad access technically allowed Niantic to access your email and even your location, though the company was quick to issue a statement claiming that the game collects only "basic" info like user ID and email address. "Google has verified that no other information has been received or accessed by Pokémon Go or Niantic," the company said, vowing to fix the issue quickly. It appears that's now happened, so you can breathe a little easier as you start your quest to collect them all. The new update is now live in the App Store.


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