Pokémon Go

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by glynis-harbron, Jul 17, 2016.

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    1. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Who's after collecting the little Pokemon's from around the world ?...lots of love glynis
       
    2. hoper
      Happy

      hoper Member

      Location:
      AUSTRIA
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      here! :)
       
    3. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Just downloaded the app....give it a go over my big Summer break.
       
    4. Julien87
      Balanced

      Julien87 Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Exposure to loud sound (concert)
      Not available in Fance yet.. Some sources say its release has been delayed because of what happened in Nice..
       
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    5. Vaba
      Shitfaced

      Vaba Member

      Location:
      New New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Unknown
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown. Gradual, Progressive
      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.
       
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    6. Eclipse
      No Mood

      Eclipse Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Just downloaded the app today! I've caught all sorts of crazy cute Pokémon.
       
    7. LukeYoung
      Transparent

      LukeYoung Member

      Location:
      Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud concert
      I am :D lvl 20
       
    8. ofaisalo
      Fine

      ofaisalo Member

      Location:
      dubai
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      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
       
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    9. Andrei88
      Creative

      Andrei88 Member

      Location:
      South Africa
      Tinnitus Since:
      9/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      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.
       
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    10. Karel
      Stressed

      Karel Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      I just caught my first four Pokemon! :D Found an egg too!
       
    11. Sebastians

      Sebastians Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      13/10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Guitars, loud girls and guns
      tumblr_oaaa63qIHG1qiplzlo1_500.jpg
       
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    12. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      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.
       
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    13. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      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
       
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    14. Vaba
      Shitfaced

      Vaba Member

      Location:
      New New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Unknown
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown. Gradual, Progressive
      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.

      Also, this is correct, I think, but it is important for you all to know that Niantic does consider whatever data they gather through this program to be a "business asset," which means they can use, sell, and distribute it as they please. (Pokemon GO Privacy Policy, Section 3.d 2016) For those who are interested, here it is: https://www.nianticlabs.com/privacy/pokemongo/en/

      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)
       
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    15. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      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.
       
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    16. Katavaal
      Wishful

      Katavaal Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eustachian tube dysfunction
      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.
       
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    17. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      Yes, experimenting here a bit. Still at level 4... :)
       
    18. LukeYoung
      Transparent

      LukeYoung Member

      Location:
      Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud concert
      Helps with my T. Getting out into nature and excersise..

      Why bring others down for something they enjoy?
       
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    19. Karel
      Stressed

      Karel Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      I'm up to level 10 now. This game has done the impossible, it's made going outside fun!! :D
      But seriously, it is good exercise, and encourages one to explore one's neighborhood as well. Win win I'd say.
       
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    20. JonDAH

      JonDAH Member

      Nostalgia time :)
       
    21. Mahr
      Tired

      Mahr Member Benefactor

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown, probably hair cell damage
      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)
       

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