In China, fears that Pokemon GO may aid locating military bases

By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) – Not everyone loves Pokemon GO, the mobile game that has become an instant hit around the world since a limited release just a week ago. The augmented reality game, in which players walk around real-life neighborhoods to hunt and catch virtual cartoon characters on their smartphone screens, has been blamed in the United States for several robberies of distracted mobile phone users and car crashes. "It's so the U.S. and Japan can explore China's secret bases!" The conspiracy theory is that Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd , which part owns the Pokemon franchise, and America's Google can work out where Chinese military bases are by seeing where users can't go to capture Pokemon characters.

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