What that Pokemon GO game could be used for…

July 14, 2016 in News by Slad

Source: email submission

Do you realize what the makers of this game have? When people follow the game to a real location, they are essentially going where they are told to go. What do they do when they get to that location? They hold up their phone and scan the area, with the game processing the video that the camera is taking. So, if you think about what this company has, what data they are collecting and selling to god-knows who, it gets creepy… They have an army of people physically walking through towns to exactly where they are told and recording real-time video footage of the outside or even inside of the desired area. The game makers know where you are, who you are with… even what you are eating! And the players are doing this voluntarily. For free! Not only that, but restaurants (for example) now have a new way to draw customers in. …the company’s retail coffeeshop has already attracted a bunch of new customers after he spent $49 to buy some virtual coins which he spent on a “lure.” https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnHuuFtUsAELHCz.jpg It’s all a bit creepy, but consider the fact that the game is also processing video footage of the inside of these peoples homes! They know the location of the home and have LIVE video footage of the inside of the home, of it’s layout, of the family members, even of the dog. They could even prompt the gamer to start video recording at a specific time. Simply put, they know who is home and what those people are doing at home. So what kind of company and what kind of people would be interested in purchasing archived and LIVE video footage of the inside of peoples homes? http://www.geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/WeirdGO1.jpg