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Earlier this week we reported that Pokemon Go was slated for a worldwide release soon.
Meanwhile, gaming enthusiasts in the United Kingdom are able to play Pokémon GO even without the official release.
And then there is the fact that Pokemon Go uses the Global Positioning System location data on a player's phone. He said people should be cautious of where they are while using the app and he shared some other tips for staying safe while playing the new game.
Nintendo's stock surge began on Thursday after the launch of its first smartphone game from the Pokemon franchise, which invites users to hunt for the popular fantastical creatures in real-world locations using their phone camera.
The mobile app uses your phone's Global Positioning System to determine where you are and then a Pokémon appears on your phone screen, which you can capture.
Five days after its release, the game now is on more Android phones than dating app Tinder, and its rate of daily active users was neck and neck with social network Twitter, according to analytics firm SimilarWeb.
But the only way to avoid that, is to simply not play the game.
"We recognize and commend Niantic for quickly responding to these specific concerns, and ask for continued assurance that a fix will be implemented swiftly", said Franken's letter. Players would need to stay mobile and move around for them to catch the character.
It says it was the result of a programming blunder, not an attempt to tap users' personal information - and that it never took advantage of its ability to read gain full access to Google Apps and their data.
It's been nearly a week since "Pokemon Go" was released and players are quite impressed with their unexpected weight loss results.