Discussion in 'General Chat' started by glynis, Jul 17, 2016.
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Who's after collecting the little Pokemon's from around the world ?...lots of love glynis
Just downloaded the app....give it a go over my big Summer break.
Not available in Fance yet.. Some sources say its release has been delayed because of what happened in Nice..
8-9 Pokemon are ALWAYS in my front yard. Rare stuff too; my little brother caught an Electabuzz here the other day. I live in a deep rural area too.
Just downloaded the app today! I've caught all sorts of crazy cute Pokémon.
I am lvl 20
i hope this game disappear
sorry for that
but it make people crazy on the street
most of my friends are now ignorance and busy with this game
few car accidents happened because of this game
i know this is people wrong not the game
for me i play playstation 4 and pc
i have my 3DS if i want to play outside
Yes it just shows how easily people will accept any data mining, dont think, zombie transforming, brain cell killing junk.
People live with their faces in their smart phones, luckily ive not seen anyone playing that in my country yet. We have enough problems with drunk drivers and crime in general, dont need this to dumb down the people even more.
I just caught my first four Pokemon! Found an egg too!
As someone who works in data driven advertising, I can assure you that beyond location / IP and device ID there is not much Pokemon will collect. The drivel that it was accessing all of Google info is absurd - Google will not release this information to anyone, even if you agree to let them. (walled garden). I know because I have used their data for years and would love to access it via other platforms, as would the rest of a $70 billion dollar industry.
Your device ID and IP address, alongside the geo location (if you allow it) are being accessed by absolutely every app you use and are being passed to advertisers via SDKs. Not much is different here. On the plus side you can thank advertising for keeping content affordable / free.
I've been out and about walking and caught some today and power stops for some balls and a few flying bats.
Can see this 6 week summer break having me doing lots of walking getting fit.
On level 3 now....... now I'm a 51 year old granny pokemon catcher.....hahaha
It's just for fun. People have made the accusation that entertainment "rots your brain" ever since television was invented in 1927, haha! I haven't seen any news that entertainment makes you dumber. In fact, playing online games like Dota 2 and Counter Strike for over 5 years has sharpened my hand-eye coordination very, very well. I've also met a few awesome people playing video games.
So that GPS information and whatever else they use to run the app IS collected and can be sold. However, the ONLY information they are able to gather is the data transmitted to them through their app. However, like Tom says, they can't access your Google info or whatever - they just get what the app sends them, and the app does not have permission on your device to access anything else, like your personal info.
I don't get why people freak out about this Pokemon GO craze - I see SO much hate- and fear-mongering against Pokemon all of a sudden that it's making me nauseous.
I just think it's just a fun, exercise-encouraging game to play with friends. In the words of Russian goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov -
Why you heff to be mad? (Original)Watch this video on YouTube
Of course it's sold. My point is all apps do this, and avoiding Pokemon won't stop that. The site you're on passes this information through a daisy chain of ad calls anyways - so on most cases buyers that work in my industry do not need to pay a 3rd party like niantic.
The big ad guys are Google, Facebook, and AOL (Verizon). They don't share their data with anyone and using their platforms (which most do) make this data obsolete.
Tl;dr - enjoy the game. Your data is fine.
i'm really loving the game! it's actually getting me to go outside and ride my bike instead of laying on the floor doing nothing lol.
Yes, experimenting here a bit. Still at level 4...
Helps with my T. Getting out into nature and excersise..
Why bring others down for something they enjoy?
I'm up to level 10 now. This game has done the impossible, it's made going outside fun!!
But seriously, it is good exercise, and encourages one to explore one's neighborhood as well. Win win I'd say.
It's a hype and will go away I think.
The technique behind it is nice though, like Ingress. (augmented reality game with a great interface)