Pokemon Go is Live in the United Kingdom

Now, a week after first launching in the US, Australia and New Zealand, it's become available in the United Kingdom on Google's Play Store - where the number of downloads are displayed - and the Apple app store.

Pokemon GO player Erica Billings pays close attention to her account settings after having a past problem with a different game.

Some fire has been thrown at Pokemon Go since it launched its first version in the U.S. and Australia last week for sending eager players to unsafe and inappropriate places in order to catch 'em all.

Pokemon Go has gone down just as well with investors as players; Nintendo's share price has risen more than 50 per cent in the last week on the back of the game's success. Well wait no more my friend, its right here on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

In other news, two US Marines who were playing Pokemon Go helped catch an attempted murder suspect this week in California.

Be aware of privacy issues: In order to play the game, users must allow the app to access other applications, such as maps and camera.

Nintendo partnered with Niantic Labs to create the app that has quickly become a cultural sensation - and all it took was an off-the-cuff remark from one of the people behind Pokemon Go to set the internet into overdrive.

There could, he conceded, be instances where cyber criminals might try to take advantage of the app's popularity and Android's laxer security standards to spread infected fake "backdoored" versions of the app to get inside users' devices.

Noticing people playing the game on the street in Fall River, Massachusetts on Sunday, an officer on patrol jumped in to join them.

Senator Al Franken of Minnesota sent a letter to Niantic Chief Executive John Hanke asking what user data Pokemon GO collects, how the data is used and with what third-party service providers that data may be shared.

The app was already the most popular download in the states over-taking the likes of Facebook and Tinder.

So what's the next move for Nintendo and Pokemon Go. selling sponsorships at locations or even events to companies like McDonalds. The game, which uses smartphone Global Positioning System and camera, allows users to capture virtual creatures, aka Pokemons, hovering through the real world.

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