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Iran Bans Pokémon GO — It's My Way or the Highway!

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Pokémon GO has become the world’s most popular mobile game since its launch in July, but not everyone loves it.

Pokémon GO has officially been banned in Iran.

The Iranian High Council of Virtual Spaces – the country's official body that oversees online activity – has prohibited the use of the Pokémon GO app within the country due to unspecified "security concerns," BBC reports. The Iranian council did not detail why the country has actually banned its citizen from playing the wildly popular game.

Although many countries, including Russia and China, have expressed security concerns over the smash hit augmented reality game, Iran has become the first country to introduce an official ban of Pokémon GO.

Since its launch, Pokémon GO has officially been released in more than 35 countries so far with over 100 Million downloads and continues to make an estimated $10 Million in daily revenue.

Despite strict Internet restrictions in Iran, Pokémon fans have still managed to play the...(continued)

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