Iran is the first country to ban Pokemon Go. Officials cite security concerns as the reason behind banning the popular augmented reality mobile game. The head of Iran's Supreme Council of Virtual Space said that the game is "not appropriate" because it uses "location-based virtual reality technology." According to officials, any game using this technology would need permission from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in order to launch in Iran.
Pokemon Go was released last week to soaring popularity and praise. The mobile game allows you to catch virtual Pokemon in the real world by using your smartphone's GPS location. Over the weekend, many players had Pokemon-hunting adventures. Some walked into walls and one player stumbled on a dead body. But in Missouri, players were targeted for robbery. Four people used landmarks in the game to target robbery victims in the St. Louis area. The adult suspects were charged with first-degree robbery.