Pokemon Go players are also prone to forget about their surroundings looking for Pokemon or the next PokeStop.
Al Franken is anxious about Pikachu and his other Pokemon pals invading your privacy. There have been reports about Pokemon Go being infected with malware and supplied on third-party websites.
The company, spun off by Google a year ago, created the game in tandem with Pokemon Co, a third of which is owned by Nintendo.
It uses the Global Positioning System capabilities of your device in conjunction with Google Maps to "place" creatures in real world locations, which you then try to find them using your device as a guide. Niantic co-created Pokemon GO with Nintendo and The Pokemon Company. This issue was especially helpful for those playing using their Pokemon Trainer Club accounts.
As gamers are "trying to catch them all" on the new Pokémon Go app for smartphones, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office is warning people to be safe and take precaution.
"The recent share price rally accordingly looks excessive based on profits from Pokemon Go alone".
With great success comes great responsibilities.
It also becomes the top grossing gaming app in record time, reaching the milestone in just 14 hours. The app already got the attention from politics. Stay tuned as we will update this post as soon as we get to hear something from Niantic on Andriod version of the update.
The game was launched on July 6 for Australia, New Zealand and the United States. It is just the first week. Niantic, Pokemon Company and Nintendo are making a boat load of money with PokeCoins.
A Democratic U.S. senator on Tuesday asked the software developer behind Nintendo Co Ltd's Pokemon GO to clarify the mobile game's data privacy protections, amid concerns the augmented reality hit was unnecessarily collecting vast swaths of sensitive user data.