Pokémon GO players on iOS have been worried about what they’ve had to give up too much information about themselves through their Google accounts.
Some have noticed that the permission prompt seen at login has been asking for full access to one’s Google account. But the game’s maker, Niantic Labs, has put out a statement to the contrary.
It reads in part:
[…] 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. Once we became aware of this error, we began working on a client-side fix to request permission for only basic Google profile information, in line with the data that we actually access.
It’s not to say that the game may not ask to access more information for future features — it’ll just ask each time such a big update happens. No carte blanche for Niantic, it seems.
The fix will be applied automatically and users won’t need to do anything.