As we wrote on July 21, Pokémon GO has exploded in popularity and, as developments occur, we will continue to explore the game’s practical, legal, and cultural implications. Check out the latest GO-related news below:
Pokémon GO has been involved in several recent incidents (ranging from amusing to hazardous).
Most recently, Iran banned Pokémon GO.
On August 6, a young man was shot and killed while playing at a San Francisco park.
July 12: The U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. asks visitors to stop playing
- As of July 19, GO removed the museum from the game
July 13: The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum asks visitors to stop playing
July 13: Two men fall off a cliff in Encinitas, California
July 14: Pair arrested after jumping fence to tiger exhibit at Toledo, Ohio zoo
July 14: Man crashes car into tree in Portland, Oregon
July 18: Driver hits parked Baltimore police car
July 21: Journalist caught playing during ISIS briefing
July 29: GO players clash with veterans in Veterans Memorial Park of Winona, MN
August 1: A couple was arrested and charged with child endangerment and neglect after authorities discovered a 2-year old child trying to get inside the family home
August 1: Governor Cuomo directed authorities to ban registered sex offenders on parole from playing the game