United States senator Al Franken, who represents Minnesota, has written an open letter to the CEO of Pokemon Go developer Niantic Labs in which he expresses his concern with the game's privacy settings.
"When done appropriately, the collection and use of personal information may enhance consumers' augmented reality experience, but we must ensure that Americans'-especially children's-very sensitive information is protected".
That is more users than Twitter Inc, and the game is already helping local restaurants, coffee shops and small retailers to attract new customers.
Some "Pokemon Go" players today, said they weren't anxious about it. While others shared their concerns.
I seem to have woken up from a deep slumber a few days ago to a new world. Niantic Labs, the company behind Pokemon GO, quickly addressed the issue.
Groupon and LivingSocial were not immediately available for a comment. Can you explain exactly which information collected by Pokemon Go is necessary for the provision or improvement of services? This can be apparently done by the Pokemon Go Plus accessory which was released in some markets for $34.99.
Obviously an agreement would need to be reached with the rights holders of the HBO series in order to create a GoT spin-off, but fans are now dreaming of Pokemon Go style of game based on the world created by George R.R. Martin.
Pokestops won't sell you items, Gyms won't let you battle and wild Pokemon, perhaps sensing that their potential new master is purest evil, always run away from you.
While it's pretty easy to find stories of "Go" sending flocks of aspiring trainers to places where they really shouldn't be trying to catch, Niantic already lets people flag freaky, inappropriate or unsafe hot spots.
Reddit users KcYoung and NeoProfessorWillow dug into the Pokemon Go code and found that McDonald's came up quite a bit which led to speculation that perhaps we'll see a partnership brew up.