According to Silph Road, Niantic have added something shady to the code. This thing is specifically designed to eliminate Android Spoofing, But doesn’t help IOS As Well. It can work out if you’ve downloaded any hacking apps before by using some unknown means. Isn’t that illegal? Invading your privacy and looking what apps you’ve installed?
Of course it’s illegal. How can Niantic ensure our information won’t be leaked! (It’s likely a stalker’s behavior!) For those players who stopped spoofing but forgot to uninstall the app they might also be banned. Idk how many ‘% of players’ will be banned after this ban wave. Niantic always let us down! Is eliminating players that essential?!
Yep! It’s just that I know not many people realised that this was in the update and I wanted to bring it to light. Also @Yoshi unless Niantic Get express permission from Apple to add that in completely it would 100% be illegal.
Niantic is going to bear the risk of legal responsibility and receiving complaints from playerbase!
Complaints in one thing, this would be utter anarchy if they add this. If they do add this, I might not play as they can literally check up on anything your phone is doing, what apps it has, etc:
(Extracted from General Discussion)