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Published: Wed, July 13, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Which Celebrities Are Obsessed with Pokémon Go?

Which Celebrities Are Obsessed with Pokémon Go?

The augmented reality feature of the Pokemon Go app is really something that has not been explored much by other gaming apps and is what makes it unique.

According to social media tracking the Pokemon app is now one of the biggest social media platforms in terms of daily active users.

Pokemon GO on Tuesday released an updated version on iOS to reduce the number of data permissions it sought from Google account users. Most of these bugs will be ironed out in time but right now a measure of patience is required to play and the game may lock up just as you're about to hurl a Pokeball at that rare Pikachu, as I discovered the hard way.

Experts are warning that players using the virtual reality game on the Apple device are putting themselves at risk in their quest to catch 'em all.

In O'Fallon, Mo., for instance, four teens intent on robbery staked out locations they knew would attract Pokemon Go players, police said.

Asa has some plans to market his service including hitting up some of the Portland-area Pokémon Go groups on Facebook and attending one of the many planned meet-ups for players of the game.

"Pokemon Go" is a joint project of Niantic Labs, which spun out of Google previous year, and the Pokemon Co., which Nintendo partially owns.

"Pokemon Go" has been out for just six days and has quickly become a national sensation. "You have to look at your phone to see where the Pokemon are, so you can walk to them and capture them".

When players open the app for the first time, there is no option to create a specific game account; rather, they can either log in using their Google account, or their pre-existing Pokemon Trainer Club account. But of greater concern than what Niantic might do with the captured information is how secure its servers are; a successful hack could lay open millions to compromise.

"Pokemon Go" is only available in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, but the smartphone game seems like it is taking over the world. Is it any more unsafe than other forms of distracted mobile phone use?

Trainers hunting for different Pokemon characters have been warned: Stay away from the Bristol County House of Corrections in North Dartmouth. Similar to the iPhone and Android hack that we highlighted last week, you can run an Android emulator and load the Pokemon Go APK onto it.

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