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 Tagged with pokemon go


04 August 2016

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

 

 

18 July 2016

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.

 

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18 July 2016

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.

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