Tuesday afternoon, the creators of the app issued a statement saying the game collects only "basic" information like user ID and address. Franken additionally asked Niantic to provide an update on a vulnerability detected on Monday by security researchers who found Pokemon Go players signing into the game via a Google account on an Apple iOS device unwittingly gave "full access permission" to the person's Google account.
But there have already been stories of players injuring themselves while staring at their phone screens and not looking where they're walking. Although the game is free to play, a series of in-app purchases are offered. It might sound all like a insane conspiracy theory but think about it. You're trusting a bunch of companies with data including your location and access to your cameras so you can play a game.
I only had to play the game for a day or two to see dozens of people putting themselves at risk while playing. App user stats bear out the sense that Pokemon Go is wildly popular already . The department also warned that robbers were preying on players drawn to rich troves of Pokemon monsters in parking lots or other places where victims might be vulnerable.
Pokemon GO follows this old tradition to the letter offering the same three as a starting Pokemon to players. Here is a quick step by step process at the very beginning of Pokemon GO in order to have Pikachu as your choice starting Pokemon .
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Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia also asked visitors to refrain from playing the app. "We are looking into how the museum can be removed from it". "But this game falls very much outside that", he added. Pokemon Go features the museum as a landmark and as such can be home to the highly sought after Pokemon .