Security firm Red Owl Analytics has backtracked from its claims that the widely successful Pokémon Go had full access to users' Gmail, Calendar, and other Google apps.
Pokémon Go's app creator
Niantic says it has fixed what is says was a security hole while also disputing
Red Owl's claims that Pokémon Go ever had full access to users' personal data.
According to a Gizmodo blog post, "Pokémon Go does indeed request 'full account
access' from some iOS users, but that could mean almost anything in tech
TAKEAWAY TRENDNiantic may have fixed a Pokémon Go security hole and many claims about the app's data privacy risks were exaggerated, yet the controversy serves as another example of the inherent difficulties in making private data secure.