Randomness (r_ness) wrote,

PSA: Pokémon Go's Google Account access.

TechCrunch reports Pokémon Go sometimes silently gains full access to your Google account.

This behavior is mostly being reported on iOS, but has also been found on Android. It does not happen on all phone/OS combinations. No pattern has yet been reported.

It's probably best to sign up using a Pokémon Trainer account. The servers are currently slammed, so this is difficult. Another option is to create a Google Account dedicated to Pokémon and use it for nothing else.
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