Pokemon GO banned by Iran over 'security concerns'

Iran doesn't want you to catch 'em all, bans Pokemon GO in the country.

Published Sun, Aug 7 2016 12:29 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

Pokemon GO has been completely banned in Iran, with the nation's High Council of Virtual Spaces - I need it to say this on my business card - has placed the ban on Niantic's immensely popular game.

Pokemon GO banned by Iran over 'security concerns' | TweakTown.com

The reason? "Security concerns". Iran wanted to work with developer Niantic before it banned the game, after their scare over security. But has Iran banned the game because it doesn't want people wandering all over the country into areas and places they shouldn't, or because of the security concerns within the app.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

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