AL FRANKEN: POKEMON GO SHOULD PROTECT PRIVACY
As with any newly released game, once the hype dies down, bugs start to be found and patches need to be made. It was like that with FIFA, NBA 2K, Call of Duty, and so many others. Now the time is here for Pokemon Go. The interactive game which allows users to play on a real world map to catch Pokemon collects data from their players including their location and email, in order to create a world in which people know where other trainers are. However, a bug was discovered recently that allowed Niantic, the company that created Pokemon Go, to access the Google accounts of their users. In light of the discovery, Democratic Senator Al Franken wrote a letter to Niantic detailing his concerns over the "broad swath of personal information" that the company collects from its users. Franken went on to say he understands the need for this data collection, but worries that it too easily compromises the privacy of all the users, especially children.