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Japanese Cybersecurity agency issues warnings to Pokemon Go gamers

The National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC), a Japanese government agency, released a nine-point public safety announcement in preparation for the imminent release of Pokemon Go in Japan.

The nine points state that gamers should:

1. Protect private information (don't use you real name, real pictures of you, or pictures of places near where you live)
2. Beware of fake apps and cheat tools apps
3. Download weather apps (to get natural disaster warnings)
4. Be careful of getting a heat stroke
5. Carry an external battery pack for your phone
6. Prepare for alternative methods of contacting people (phone cards)
7. Avoid entering dangerous places
8. Beware of strangers who say they want to meet you
9. Avoid walking while using your smartphone

In other Pokemon Go news, McDonald's Japan has confirmed that it has a tie-up with Nintendo and Niantic to have their restaurants "become designated 'Gym' and 'PokeStop' spots" in the game. However, they remained silent regarding the release date of the app.

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