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Pokémon Go Update: Permanent US Ban Finalized? New Upgrade Hatches Eggs Faster

Update Date: Aug 23, 2016 01:45 PM EDT
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 23: Pikachu doing some promotional meeting and greeting for a mobile phone company near to the Opera House and Harbour Bridge on July 23, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Pokemon GO has become a worldwide phenomenon since its limited release in the US, Australia and New Zealand on July 6. The augmented reality app requires players to look for Pokemon in their immediate surroundings with the use of GPS and internet services turning the whole world into a Pokemon region map. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images) (Photo : James D. Morgan/Getty Images))

Although thousands of fans are presently enjoying Niantic's Pokémon Go, yet the US government might ban it permanently, according to latest rumors.

Notably, officials of the U.S Department of Defense have claimed that the GPS facility of the game might be used to spy their staff and faculty as they move around, reported GamenGuide.

Thus, the game "Pokémon Go" has already been banned in the vicinity of the federal offices. Additionally, it has also been rumored that the GPS can also help hackers to seek confidential and significant information, which could aid in the illegal transactions.

The U.S. House of Representatives has also released a letter to Niantic, asking an explanation on why "Pokémon Go" players experience sudden hike on their data consumption.

The letter also asked whether or not they issued any kind of data consumption warning to players before they start the game.

US players of "Pokémon Go", however, has mentioned that they believe the government might ban the game moving forward.

As of now Niantic is yet to speak out on the matter. However, it is believed that Niantic will soon release a statement aimed at the hacking claims, and players should maintain their cool, as the game might not be banned. Moreover, players are requested to keep an eye for any malicious activities while playing Pokémon Go.

Meanwhile, it is rumored that a new update will be soon released, which will let eggs hatch faster than the current hatching speed.

 Sources state that Niantic is now developing an update to hasten the hatching process of each Pokémon egg, reported The Bitbag.

Presently, the hatching time of the egg depends on the type, namely the 2km, 5km, and 10km. However, with the rumored update "Pokémon Go" player may not need to walk miles just to hatch their eggs to get the Pokemon inside it. As a matter of fact, Pokemon GO Hub has already confirmed the report.

Thus, it seems that Niantic is taking visible steps to prevent the banning of the world's most popular game. However, it is yet to be seen what the US government will do.

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