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Political Games

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The popular game Pokémon Go is getting a little political.

Two professors at Dartmouth College worked with developers of Pokémon Go to create a game called Hillary Donald Go. Instead of searching for Pokémon characters, players must find the nearest Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump booth and send their candidate good vibes to grow in support. Once a booth has received more than 50% of the good vibes from people who have discovered it, the booth will take on the face of that candidate.  read more »

Pokedates

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Pokémon go players are now on the hunt for something a little more long term than animated characters.

It was only a matter of time before someone took the latest craze and put a romantic spin on it, and now your next Pokémon hunt could land you someone special. Project Fixup has launched a dating startup called Pokedates hoping to connect Pokémon players with each other.  read more »

App Security

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Is your favorite gadget loaded down with apps? They might be checking you out even more than you're looking at them.

When Pokémon Go launched, a principal architect at a security firm found that the game accessed all of his Google account information from his email to his photos. Since then Nintendo has released an update that claims to fix the problem but this won't be the last time the latest craze unlocks your phone to wandering eyes.

So to help keep you a little more secure Yahoo Tech is taking a look at how to tell what parts of your accounts an app is able to access. Plus they are giving you step by step instructions on how to shut them down.  read more »

Pokemon Business

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While you might be using Pokémon go for a little entertainment and exercise, others are cashing in on the animated phenomenon.

In case you missed it, Pokémon go is a game being played on smartphones that uses your GPS and clock to hunt down characters. It's gone viral with the app receiving more downloads than Tinder, Snapchat and Twitter.

Now one Mexican taxi driver is offering to drive people around to make their hunt a little easier. He says since the beginning of the week he's received dozens of calls from people accepting his offer. He charges just over $7 for the first hour of Pokémon hunting and each hour after that is another $5.  read more »

Pokemon Go

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After years of laying low, one of the most popular fads of the 90’s is making a comeback.

Sometime during the past week chances are that someone you know has spent time hunting down a Pokémon. The Nintendo owned franchise first exploded onto the scene in the late 90’s with everyone collecting the cards; now anyone with a smartphone is looking for the characters.  read more »