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No Pokemon Go for sex offenders in New York

Updated: Aug 02, 2016 11:05 IST

Washington D.C., Aug. 1 (ANI): Sex offenders will be prohibited from play Pokemon Go while they are on parole, proposed the New York state authorities.

This decision is taken with an aim to safeguard the children who play Pokemon Go, walking through the real world looking for virtual characters, reports BBC.

On this note, nearly 3,0000 people, at this moment, will be banned from playing this popular mobile phone game.

According to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, new technologies must not be "new avenues for dangerous predators."

"Protecting New York's children is priority number one," he said.

New York state law have already asked the sex offenders, who have left the state prison, to submit home addresses and online account names. (ANI)