WARNING: Playing Pokemon Go Could Be Placing Your Child In Real Life Danger

Child safety experts have issued a stark warning over the new Pokemon Go app as the craze reaches the UK - and lures players to a sex shop. The game - which allows players to collect digital monsters in their actual surroundings - has not yet been officially released in the UK.
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Pokémon Go is a ‘huge security risk’: Experts warn logging in on your iPhone using Google gives hit game access to ALL your account details

It came out of nowhere, and all of a sudden Pokémon Go has taken America by storm. But the stories coming out around it are unsettling and we feel it is something you should know about.

For starters, experts have warned that iOS users of  Pokémon Go are putting themselves at risk by signing up using Google. By signing up to the game, it gives make Niantic access to the user’s entire Google account – from email to search history.

Security expert Adam Reeve said he first noticed the issue signing in online.

‘On a whim I went to see which permissions it was granted,’ he wrote. ‘To say I was a little stunned is putting it lightly – it said: Pokemon Go has full access to your Google account.’

Reeve believes the game, based on a game called Ingress developed by Google before being spun out into its own firm called Niantic, is not actually using these permissions for anything other than logging people in.

‘I obviously don’t think Niantic are planning some global personal information heist. ‘This is probably just the result of epic carelessness.’ However, he admitted he had deleted his account in light of the issue.

‘But I don’t know anything about Niantic’s security policies. I don’t know how well they will guard this awesome new power they’ve granted themselves, and frankly I don’t trust them at all. ‘I’ve revoked their access to my account, and deleted the app. ‘I really wish I could play, it looks like great fun, but there’s no way it’s worth the risk.’

Pokémon Go lured children to a sex shop in the UK

Child safety experts have issued a stark warning over the new Pokemon Go app as the craze reaches the UK – and lures players to a sex shop. The game – which allows players to collect digital monsters in their actual surroundings – has not yet been officially released in the UK.

But those who have managed to download the app have already been directed to catch Pokemon at the rather sinister ‘Private Shop’ in Plymouth, Devon.

The shop is the latest danger zone to have appeared in the game after players were lured to a string of unsavoury sites around the world, including the headquarters of Hells Angels in New Zealand and a methadone clinic in Australia.

Charities had already warned that the game could be ‘hijacked’ by paedophiles who could manipulate the software to lure distracted children to secluded spots.

But there were fresh warnings today as the game itself began to show a potentially more harmful side in its choice of so-called PokeStops – real-life landmarks where players can stock up on goods and improve their characters.

Charities had already warned that the game could be ‘hijacked’ by paedophiles who could manipulate the software to lure distracted children to secluded spots. source

 

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  • Miriam

    The adults play this more than children. We live in a DUMB America where the goverment want us. Watch YouTube video if you have time, Pokémon GO Zombies – Let’s Play with Mark Dice

  • John33

    This what the world wants and is. Its all about the news and games and work!! You forget real life these people crete a world for us in which i wont participate the gate is narrow so be it. Call me boring its ok its worth it i rather have the bible dictate my life!

  • NEO89

    for the umf’teenth time,a nation that supposs to be “christian”,filled with as they say with millions of christians, this shows[just like ALL the other issues facing america] theres only,PROBABLY,5% of real christians here in america!!! lmao. oh man,this is HILLARIOUS….yet,seriously wrong… A nation FILLED with lazy christians & and this + all other issues facing us IS WHAT WE GET! When christians sit around eat/sleep/poop & hope you’ll be whished away today,maybe tmrw maybe before that fool in office institute martial law {if GOD wills for that to happen],this is the result…a nation of idiots,oh man lol, this time we’re in is COMICAL…yet, seriously disturbing….

  • MIKE WATCHINSKI

    I saw a group of six or seven 13+- boys last week, walking along the sidewalk, and every one had his face in his cell phone. No one was watching where they were going. Anyone could have walked up to them and on one would have noticed until too late. An elephant could have been in the way and they would have walked into it.

    When I was that age, and beginning to “bloom” we walked around looking at the cool cars and girls. And now many years later, I walk around looking around looking for terrorists.

    As believers we are charged to know our surroundings, physical, political and spiritual. Do not get taken into this trap.

    “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
    Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:15-16)

    p.s. Root words: circle and inspect. “Looking all around you”

    Looking…

  • Alexandra

    Just more bread and circuses for the dumbed-down masses.

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