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Film director says ‘invasion’ of privacy in gaming app is part of the wider practice of ‘surveillance capitalism’
Film director Oliver Stone has branded the popular gaming app Pokémon Go a “new level of invasion” of privacy that could lead to “totalitarianism”.
The American reportedly voiced concerns over the game as he promoted his new movie about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden at Comic-Con International.
Now that a Google april fools’ joke appears to have spawned the zombie apocalypse, one local landlord has finally had enough.
Then again, where else will the non-Pokemummified part of the population apply all those anti-zombie skills acquired while watching the Walking Dead…
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Remember the “Google Maps Pokemon Challenge”? Probably not. It was a one time event that took place on April Fools day in 2014.…
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When browsing through the mainstream media abyss, there is no shortage of stories about people hunting down Pokémon on their office desks, in hospital rooms, and even in bathrooms. One teenage girl reportedly found a dead body while looking for Pokémon.
Pokémon is everywhere.
Not only is it everywhere, but its players are increasingly finding themselves in the beds of hospitals. It’s oblivious users fall from cliffs, walk directly into major highways at the peak of rush hour, absentmindedly stop their cars in the middle of the road — or wrap vehicles around trees — and become the ‘unwitting’ victims of armed robberies and stabbings.