A new Pokemon mobile game has taken over social media in the past couple of days, a sequel of sorts to a video game which was popular in the 1990s and was released.
The new game is called Pokemon Go. The fundamental concept of the game is walking around catching Pokemon.
On the other hand, the program’s users are unknowingly compromising all their personal information (including photographs) in their Google account. Including information from the app was downloaded.
According to Popular Science:
While Pokémon GO users (there are millions and millions of them already) are gathering all 150 of the game’s fictional species of creatures, Niantic and Nintendo are gaining access to and collecting a lot of your private info. It’s not only the ability to monitor your location, or the fact that the app is linked with your Google account that’s distressful; most users accepted an amount of invasive monitoring voluntarily, given the game is about GPS-based hunting.