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Israeli army banned from playing Pokemon on bases

Israeli army banned from playing Pokemon on bases

Israeli soldiers have been banned from playing Pokemon Go on military bases due to security concerns.

The military has told soldiers and officers that the game activates mobile phone cameras and location services, and could leak sensitive information such as army base locations and photographs of the bases.

The military is also concerned that soldiers could download a fake application that impersonates Pokemon Go but could leak information from their phones.

Israel's emergency rescue service Magen David Adom has also issued a warning about Pokemon Go, saying Israelis have suffered moderate injuries while playing the game.

Players roam through the physical world holding up their phones and searching for creatures that appear on the screen.