Permissions, Privacy and Safety – Pokemon Go

By | July 11th, 2016|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , |

Anyone concerned about what privacy they have or what permissions they allow on their mobile phones seem not to care anymore since downloading Pokemon Go which is a free app on Android and iOS. If you've not heard about it ..... haha - Pokemon Go is an Augmented Reality Game from Nintendo, The Pokémon Co., and developer Niantic Labs.  The aim of the game is to discover and train Pokemon that will appear around you on your phone, in the real world.  To complete this game you will have to travel far and wide during the day and night, and if you can't do that, there are in-game purchases to help you complete the game, which is where Nintendo will make their money. So now to privacy... I'm not just talking about the fact that is a location tracking game - for a kids game, this should ring alarm bells on its own. No, I'm talking about the permissions you have to allow to play the game and the Pokemon Go - Niantic - Privacy Policy, which in one part informs [...]