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Cambodia bans Pokemon GO at genocide museum

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>> Pokemon Go can get you many things, hundreds of virtual monsters and hours of game play, potentially weight loss and spontaneous social interaction. It can even get you kicked out of the Cambodian Genocide Museum. Yes, in the latest no go zone for Poke players, the Southeast Asian nation has banned the app at a former Khmer Rouge torture center and prison after players showed up at the site looking for monsters of a different kind.
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The Khmer Rouge regime killed at least 1.8 million people in a four-year reign of terror in the 1970s. So you can imagine why roving gamers would cause distress in a country where bad memories are still fresh. Players around the world glued to their smartphones have found themselves disregarding the very first warning you see on the games loading screen.
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Stay aware of your surroundings. Stumbling down stairs and getting robbed or wandering into dangerous places. There's been an outcry recently about the game taking over other sensitive locations around the world. Developer Niantic seems to have caved in to demands to take these spots off the virtual map, including Ashwood in Poland, Arlington National Cemetery and the Holocaust Museum in the US, and Japan's Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which honors victim of the first atomic bomb.