Governor asks 'Pokemon Go' to ban sex offenders

New York's governor is pushing to block registered sex offenders from using the popular "Pokemon Go" app, which sends players to real-world locations to try and obtain virtual characters.



Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent a letter Monday to Niantic, the company behind the popular app. He asked that it stop registered sex offenders from playing the game by "technologically barring their use."



"The state has taken action to prohibit sex offenders from using this game, but we need your assistance to make certain that sex offenders will not continue to use 'Pokemon Go,'" the governor wrote. "Working together, we can ensure that this danger today does not escalate into a tragedy tomorrow.



 



 


sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."