Pokemon Go can see everything in your Google account. Here’s how to stop it
Niantic has acknowledged Pokemon Go gains unnecessary “full access” to users’ Google accounts on iOS and is actively issuing a fix. If you’re an affected user, no action is needed on your part.
PokeHype is here, it’s real and isn’t going anywhere soon. It’s not all gravy, though. Dealing with server issues is one thing, but finding out an app has complete and total access to your Google account is another.
As Adam Reeve discovered after starting to play on his iPhone, if you use an iOS device and a Google account to sign up for Pokemon Go, the app is granted full access to your Google account.
That means the developer of Pokemon Go, Niantic, may have access to your emails, Google Drive, calendar, contacts, photos, Chrome browsing history, search history, Maps data… and, well, anything else linked to your Google account.
According to Google’s support page, full access lets the application “see and modify nearly all information in your Google Account (but it can’t change your password, delete your account, or pay with Google Wallet on your behalf).” That’s not to say they are actively accessing said information, but the possibility is there for it to happen.