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Pokemon Go and Google account

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by electricpete, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert
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    I haven't used the game, but it is widely reported in the news that a fairly innocent looking dialogue about logging into the game with Google account granted the app complete access to your Google account (read and send emails etc).

    I don't have full details (maybe someone else can chime in with first hand experience or link), and I believe the app has since been updated to correct this, but it sounds like maybe a security flaw in android or Google account management (Google should have given clear warning). What do you think?
     

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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  3. Rxpert83

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    Just a bug, not over stepping big brother like the media was reporting :)
     
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    When I was setting up the game it asked me for my google account info to sign in, BUT, let me create a new account on the spot. So I did.
     

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