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    Iran Is First Country to Ban Pokemon Go

    Just say Pokemon No. Iran’s government, which already restricts Facebook and Twitter, has put the kibosh on the augmented reality game, citing “security concerns.” It had also reached out to the manufacturer, hoping to quash the game within its borders. While Iran is the first government to go so far, others have their misgivings. Hong Kong and Indonesia have forbidden on-duty police officers from playing, and Israel has warned its soldiers against it, saying the game captures visuals and location data that could be dangerous if leaked into the wrong hands.

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