Iran Bans Pokemon Go, Apparently for Security Problems

Iran has banned the Pokémon Go mobile gaming sensation, becoming the first country to do so over security concerns. “Any game that wants to operate nationwide in Iran needs to obtain permission from the ministry of culture and Islamic guidance, and the Pokémon Go app has not yet requested such a permission,” Abolhasan Firouzabadi, the head of Iran’s supreme council of virtual space, told the ISNA news agency.