Everybody, it’s time to calm your farm!
Speculations of Pokémon Go having access to personal emails and information of Gmail account holders has had some people on major alert and thinking twice about downloading the interactive Pokémon app.
It was all set off by a blog post from security professional, Adam Reeve’s who explained that Pokémon Go has the ability to access Gmail members personal emails and account information every time they log in with their Google credentials.
He also has stated that not only is Pokémon Go a catalyst to obtain access to personal information, but downloadable apps in general that use Facebook or Email accounts also have the same ability to breach personal privacy. Media soon caught on to Reeve’s blog post which escalated the output and caused it to go viral, which would have had some customers uninstalling the app immediately.
Today according to TIME magazine, Niantic has made an attempt to help ease the public by saying:
“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.”
This statement is to be taken authentically and should help in setting peoples mind straight, setting them back on the path to becoming Pokémon masters.