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Finnish soldiers forbidden to play Pokemon Go in barracks

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Added On July 29, 2016

HELSINKI, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Finnish Defence Forces have prohibited playing Pokemon Go in military areas such as barrack compounds, Defence Forces newspaper Ruotuvaki on Thursday.

Leutenant-colonel Teemu Hokkanen from the operation section of the High Command described the location information combined with pictures as the risk.

The world popular game uses the location data, photo and compass capabilities of mobile gadgets.

The Defence Forces published last week restrictive guidelines for apps that feature virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR).

Additional rules for Pokemon Go were considered necessary due to its wide popularity in Finland.

There have been restrictions prohibiting taking snapshots or videos of military installations as well.

Conscripts are allowed to use their mobile handsets while serving in the military. They can either maintain their civilian subscription numbers or use prepaid cards. Enditem