The augmented reality app is not just an addictive game - it’s already become an invaluable teaching tool and can be a force for good as well as fun.
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Here’s what to watch out for in Pokémon GO:
1. Age Rating - PEGI, ESRB, Google Play, App Store
2. Unexpected Costs - In-App Purchases, Data Usage
3. Stranger Danger - Lures, Location and Awareness
4. Physical Dangers - Traffic, Obstacles and Navigating
5. Personal Data Dangers - Shared Location, Name, Data
6. Lost Children - Maps, Routes, Location
Pokemon Go is the latest socialmedia based activity to cause concern and ‘put children at risk of harm.’
The Pokémon Go Terms of Service, as published by developer Niantic Labs, include a restrictive forced arbitration clause that both takes away the user’s right to file a lawsuit against Niantic, but also bars the user from joining others in any sort of class action against the company.
The launch of Pokemon GO highlights various privacy, security, safety, and privilege concerns with how we use and access tech. While these concerns existed prior to Pokemon GO, and will continue to exist long afterwards, this provides an opportunity to highlight some concrete steps about how we can use technology more safely, and take control over data collected about us.