Saturday, August 13, 2016

College man killed playing Pokemon Go in Aquatic Park shows Pokemon developer’s crime problem

A local college baseball player shot and killed in Aquatic Park on Saturday night while playing the popular mobile phone game “Pokemon Go” points to the murky area of responsibility of companies whose virtual spaces encounter real world crimes.

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Pentagon clamps down on Pokemon Go


In the latest bizarre news surrounding the global phenomenon that is Pokemon Go, US Defense Department officials on Friday said employees should not download the game onto their government-issued smartphones.

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The dangers of Pokémon Go: Kids’ brains are vulnerable to virtual and augmented reality

A few weeks back I was sent a link to an article about Pokémon Go—the latest craze that has been sweeping not only our native Manhattan, but seemingly the entire country. The person who had sent me the article thought I’d be interested in this latest tech development because of my work: I’m a psychologist and professor who specializes in treating addiction and working with adolescents; and I had just written a book called “Glow Kids,” which explores some of the uncomfortable clinical realities of too much screen time.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Why are there so many more Poke Stops and gyms in white neighborhoods than black?

A Pokemon Go player has accused the game and its developer Niantic of putting Poke Stops, real-world locations where players get items, in predominately white neighborhoods.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Day care removed from Pokemon GO after strangers show up

A New Hampshire day care center was removed from Pokemon GO after complaining to the game's developers about strangers lurking around the property.

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Vietnam vet cited after angry confrontation with Pokemon GO players caught on video


A Vietnam veteran's tirade against Pokemon GO players at a veterans park in Minnesota was caught on video, leading to a citation -- but also leading officials Monday to consider banning games from the park entirely.

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'Pokemon Go' Sparks $5M Class Action Lawsuit


Not only is Pokemon Go breaking app download records, but it also is encouraging its users to break nuisance laws, according to a lawsuit filed in California federal court.

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I crashed my car playing Pokémon Go

It was a quiet Tuesday evening last month, around 10.30pm, and I was sitting watching TV at my mother’s house. I had driven across the States from Oregon to New York and was back from college for the summer. I checked the Pokémon Go app on my phone and a creature showed up. It was a Lapras: an unusual one that I hadn’t encountered before.

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San Jose Pokémon Go player tells of being slashed in face by suspicious bystander


A "Pokémon Go" player is on the mend after he says he was slashed in the face by an attacker who apparently thought he was being recorded, when in reality the victim was hunting an elusive vine-laden Tangela in downtown San Jose.

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Pokemon Go banned by Iranian authorities over 'security'

Authorities in Iran have banned the Pokemon Go app because of unspecified "security concerns".

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Pokémon Go Player Catches Two People Having Sex In The Latest Unusual Tale


Pokémon Go has been hitting the headlines recently more often than the Kardashians, and that really is saying something.

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Pokémon Go CEO Twitter account hacked – password was “nopass”

John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, the developers of Pokémon Go, had his twitter account hacked Sunday. The person(s) behind the attack posted a series of tweets that claimed the hack was for Brazil, asking for Pokémon Go to be released there.

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Veterans remind Pokemon players of memorial park's sanctity by shouting obscenities, throwing punches



Everyone behaves badly in this one—snotty youngsters v. violent veterans—but that older guy throwing punches and threatening a pregnant woman should be in jail. Come for the Pokemon rage, stay for the expert demolition of a portable gazebo.

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Hospitals Say, 'Pokémon GO Away'

You may have seen different ways that Pokémon GO can land you in the hospital. People have walked off cliffs, into traffic and into glass doors, while engrossed in the new smartphone game that has become an epidemic. Now, an increasing number of hospitals are concerned about the game leading players into hospitals and healthcare facilities.

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Three teenage Pokemon Go players robbed of mobile phones at gunpoint in London


Three teenagers have been robbed at gunpoint while playing Pokemon Go in a north London park, prompting police to warn of the dangers of walking in public while displaying an expensive mobile phone.

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