Editor’s Note: While this is creepy on its own, as a parent, this is ten times as creepy. They sucker children in imaginative characters and then use it to feed off their data like vampire leeches.


Via Gawker:

Pokémon Go is turning us all into an army of narcs in service of the coming New World Order. Allow me to explain.

Lots of apps have sketchy privacy policies, that’s nothing new. But the first set of alarms go off as soon as you realize that Pokémon Go’s policy does seem a bit more liberal than most, because not only are you giving Pokémon Go access to your location and camera, you’re also giving it full access to your Google account (assuming you use that to sign in).

There’s one section of the privacy policy in particular that seems to be getting the conspiracy theorists of the world up in arms and which Reddit user Homer_Simpson_Doh calls “very Orwellian”:


Most Orwellian of all is this line:

We may disclose any information about you (or your authorized child) that is in our possession or control to government or law enforcement officials or private parties.

As TechCrunch explained, Pokémon-loving millennials are far less likely to object to a few extra permissions when its Squirtle staring them in the face as they abandon their every god-given freedom than they do when Google reads their email.

And it’s not like Pokémon Go itself doesn’t already have a direct(-ish) line to the CIA.

(Because it does… read more about how the CIA is spying on your kids at Gawker)

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