Good morning, Austin! We've scanned the Internet to let you know what's happening in the tech world today:
Pokémon Go developer addresses privacy concerns
After security experts raised concerns about the iOS version of Nintendo's hugely successful Pokémon Go app, Google says it's making changes. The iOS version required users to give full access to their Google accounts, meaning unrestricted access to users' email, calendars, maps, location history, you name it.
Niantic, the game developer, acknowledged to Mashable that it "erroneously" requested full access permission to users' Google accounts on iOS and says Google is working with them on a fix for the issue.
Users won't need to adjust their account settings to address the issue. Instead, "Google will soon reduce Pokémon Go’s permission to only the basic profile data that Pokémon GO needs," Niantic says.
Meanwhile, what happens when your house becomes a Pokéspot?
One of the key features of the game are Pokéspots, which include landmarks such as historical buildings and murals where players can collect items they need to catch and battle with Pokémon.
So if you live in a non-traditional home, such as a former church, you might suddenly become a hotspot on a digital map and find yourself with a lot of unexpected visitors.
Meanwhile, be careful where you let Pokémon lure you. Four teenagers in Missouri are suspected of placing a lure on a secluded Pokéspot in order to get players to approach, before robbing them.
Amazon Prime Day hits a snag with checkout issues
In case you were unaware, it's Amazon Prime Day, which means big shopping deals on the retail giant's site.
Prime Day features 100,000 deals that are available only to members of Amazon's Prime subscription program. That is if they can make it through the checkout process.
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