Pokemon Go has been banned in Iran
Iran is now officially the first country to officially ban Pokemon Go. The BBC reports that the decision to ban the augmented reality mobile game was taken by the High Council of Virtual Spaces, the official body responsible for overseeing online activity.
The reason which was given for this move, according to an Innovation Village, was because of “security concerns” even though these concerns are unspecified. Although there have been express concerns in many countries across the world as regards the many security issues related to the game, Iran has been the first country to officially issue the ban.
In other related news, Indonesia has banned police officers from playing the game while on duty. A French player was also arrested last month after straying on to a military while playing the game and trying to catch some Pokemon.
According to an Engadget report from last week, the Pokemon Go game has now reached 100 million downloads worldwide, earning $10 million a day despite limited availability.