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iPhone Users: Pokémon GO Can Spy On Your Entire Google Account
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Keen eyed security pro Adam Reeve warned about the issue last week, noting that he didn’t receive any warning about the permissions on download. ”Now, I obviously don’t think Niantic are planning some global personal information heist. This is probably just the result of epic carelessness,” Reeve wrote. “But I don’t know anything about Niantic’s security policies. I don’t know how well they will guard this awesome new power they’ve granted themselves, and frankly I don’t trust them at all.”

The guy isn't very keen eyed, IMO. I seem to recall a notification that using the app would allow access to G+.
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I work in NYC, ate lunch in the park today and was playing a game of are they just looking at their phone or are they playing Pokemon GO!. Turns out an average of 6/10 people were playing Pokemon. If they had their phones in front of their face...

It was a veritable Pokemon convoy at some nearby Pokestops this morning. Car after car going to the same locations and we all had the same stupid grins on our faces as we passed each other.
Edited by BulletSponge - 7/11/16 at 1:50pm
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Yeah, I was driving on my motorcycle on the way to class. Saw a peep in the parking lot looking at their phone and walking about. tongue.gif They where on the hunt for sure.

I know one guy in our Guard unit was playing it. He found one Pokemon in our eating area.
 
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Yeah, I was driving on my motorcycle on the way to class. Saw a peep in the parking lot looking at their phone and walking about. tongue.gif They where on the hunt for sure.

I know one guy in our Guard unit was playing it. He found one Pokemon in our eating area.
This game really seems to bond people by a common past. I expect many new friendships to be formed based on this nostalgia. Whether it is overhyped or not these first couple of weeks will be awsome.
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This game really seems to bond people by a common past. I expect many new friendships to be formed based on this nostalgia. Whether it is overhyped or not these first couple of weeks will be awsome.

Funny you mention this.

I was just at a poke stop using a lore and someone else parked beside me.

We ended up just talking and hanging out while waiting for some Pokemon.
I don't live in the best part of town, so it was a bit relaxing to be talking about Pokemon rather than looking over your shoulder.
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This game really seems to bond people by a common past. I expect many new friendships to be formed based on this nostalgia. Whether it is overhyped or not these first couple of weeks will be awsome.

I won't lie - this happened to me today. I went to the park and aimlessly walked around in search for pokemans. Some dude in an audi s4 and bmw m3 pulls up next to my wrx and asks if I was playing Pokémon go also. We ended teaming up to defeat the gym there lol. Super weird and awkward moment, but you're definitely right about meeting new people and making new friends.

I ran like 6 miles but it only tracked 3.5km 😑
Edited by hollowtek - 7/11/16 at 3:39pm
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They just talk about the game on our local news. Lmao, even the police put a post on their facebook stating not to be playing it while driving. tongue.gif
 
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I won't lie - this happened to me today. I went to the park and aimlessly walked around in search for pokemans. Some dude in an audi s4 and bmw m3 pulls up next to my wrx and asks if I was playing Pokémon go also. We ended teaming up to defeat the gym there lol. Super weird and awkward moment, but you're definitely right about meeting new people and making new friends.

I ran like 6 miles but it only tracked 3.5km 😑

The app does not seem to track distance well, probably due to randomly losing server connection. When my daughter and I were out driving to Pokestops she had an egg hatch that needed 2km but my 5km egg only showed 0.4km of progress. mad.gif
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The app does not seem to track distance well, probably due to randomly losing server connection. When my daughter and I were out driving to Pokestops she had an egg hatch that needed 2km but my 5km egg only showed 0.4km of progress. mad.gif

I suspect it has the same speed limitation built in that Ingress has. Go over a certain speed, it stops tracking. This is in order to prevent people from using vehicles to quickly rack up kilometers for navigation badges (especially since to progress higher than level 8 you need to have a few bronze/silver/gold badges, depending on the level). Annoying part though is that even joggers will sometimes trip this speed limitation, as will bicycle teams.
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The app does not seem to track distance well, probably due to randomly losing server connection. When my daughter and I were out driving to Pokestops she had an egg hatch that needed 2km but my 5km egg only showed 0.4km of progress. mad.gif

I have heard that there is a speed limit in the game to prevent people from just driving around to hatch eggs. Supposedly even riding on a bike at a decent speed will not count as distance traveled. I can't confirm as I am in the middle of no where with no cell coverage because of work. I can only play around the few WiFi routers out here which really sucks... Can't wait to get back to civilization and catch some Pokemon!
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I have heard that there is a speed limit in the game to prevent people from just driving around to hatch eggs. Supposedly even riding on a bike at a decent speed will not count as distance traveled.!

Yep. The limit seems to be right around 10-12 mph but only for eggs.
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