IDF Bans Soldiers Playing Pokemon Go On Military Bases


The IDF is warning its soldiers that the new, widely popular mobile phone game Pokemon Go could constitute a new kind of threat, Ynet reports.

It announced Monday that it has banned its forces from playing the game on military bases due to security concerns. In a directive to soldiers and officers, the IDF warned that the game activates cell phone cameras and location services, and could leak sensitive information like army base locations and photographs of the bases.

The IDF is also concerned that soldiers could download a fake application that impersonates Pokemon Go but could leak information from soldiers’ phones. Read more at Ynet.




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