Pokemon Go a no go on Pentagon-issued phones

Friday, August 12, 2016
Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go is displayed on a cell phone in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2016.

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is saying Pokemon *No* on government-issued phones and devices.

According to a Washington Times report, Pentagon officials recently sent a memo reminding workers and contractors to keep "Pokemon Go" off their work phones.

The memo said the augmented reality game could be used by spies to pinpoint the locations of sensitive facilities where secrets are stored.

A Pentagon spokesman said Friday Pokemon Go, Poke Radar and Pokefinder apps are not on the list of "approved" apps for government-issued devices.

Pentagon staff can still play the game on their personal phones, but the Pentagon asks them to use "sound judgment" when they do so at and away from work.

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