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Syriel
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(01-10-2017, 01:45 PM)
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Because having accurate maps in consumer products is a bad thing amirite?

Someone should tell the PRC that security through obscurity isn't a thing.

Originally Posted by Reuters

Prompted by "a high level of responsibility to national security and the safety of people's lives and property," the censor, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, is coordinating with other government departments to evaluate the game's risks, an industry body said.

These risks include the "threat to geographical information security and the threat to transport and the personal safety of consumers", a games panel of the China Audio-video and Digital Publishing Association, which is governed by the censor body, said in a posting on its website.

Originally Posted by PC Mag

It's not just the safety of individuals that raised red flags in China, though. "Geographical information security" was also highlighted as a concern. As Pokemon Go relies on mapping, then it could certainly be used for tracking. Of course, Pokemon Go would face another issue if launched in China as it relies on Google Maps to function, which is a service not allowed to operate there.

Source:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ch...-idUSKBN14U0TA
http://www.pcmag.com/news/350919/chi...-to-pokemon-go
Shao Kahn Brewing a Stew
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(01-10-2017, 01:47 PM)
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"Of course, Pokemon Go would face another issue if launched in China as it relies on Google Maps to function, which is a service not allowed to operate there."

This is the actual issue here. Only Bing works in China. The mapping issue is just a misdirection.
Mitch
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(01-10-2017, 01:47 PM)
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Communism, I choose you!
Chaos2Frozen
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(01-10-2017, 01:48 PM)
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There goes Nintendo penetrating China.
Syriel
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(01-10-2017, 01:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shao Kahn Brewing a Stew

"Of course, Pokemon Go would face another issue if launched in China as it relies on Google Maps to function, which is a service not allowed to operate there."

This is the actual issue here. Only Bing works in China.

Not according to the linked articles. Other games using mapping services are also prohibited.
Conkerkid11
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(01-10-2017, 01:50 PM)

Originally Posted by Shao Kahn Brewing a Stew

Only Bing works in China.

Wait... It's literally just a restriction on what can and can't be used from within China?

So from here in the U.S., I can look at all of this mapping information they're worried about revealing from Google Maps, but I've gotta rely on Bing from within China?

What?
Kazuo Hirai
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(01-10-2017, 01:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chaos2Frozen

There goes Nintendo penetrating China.

Nintendo is famous for"8 countries language ,no Chinese"here(until PM S/M), so he can't
Gaspard
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(01-10-2017, 01:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chaos2Frozen

There goes Nintendo penetrating China.

Not a good enough reason to use the word penetrate.
KyleCross
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(01-10-2017, 01:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Conkerkid11

Wait... It's literally just a restriction on what can and can't be used from within China?

So from here in the U.S., I can look at all of this mapping information they're worried about revealing from Google Maps, but I've gotta rely on Bing from within China?

What?

Ssh, don't tell them that people outside of China can look at their map. They might ban us too.
Kazuo Hirai
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(01-10-2017, 01:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Conkerkid11

Wait... It's literally just a restriction on what can and can't be used from within China?

So from here in the U.S., I can look at all of this mapping information they're worried about revealing from Google Maps, but I've gotta rely on Bing from within China?

What?

Things are not as simple as you thought
antibolo
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(01-10-2017, 01:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shao Kahn Brewing a Stew

"Of course, Pokemon Go would face another issue if launched in China as it relies on Google Maps to function, which is a service not allowed to operate there."

This is the actual issue here. Only Bing works in China. The mapping issue is just a misdirection.

This.

Pokemon Go is based around Google services so there's no way it could work in China anyway.
Somnid
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(01-10-2017, 01:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Conkerkid11

Wait... It's literally just a restriction on what can and can't be used from within China?

So from here in the U.S., I can look at all of this mapping information they're worried about revealing from Google Maps, but I've gotta rely on Bing from within China?

What?

Bing in China is probably heavily censored, and culled for political labeling, borders etc. I'd imagine as are most of the Chinese mapping companies as well.
antibolo
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(01-10-2017, 01:56 PM)
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In any case I'm pretty sure there's already five hundred billion Pokemon Go clones in China to fill up that niche.
Shao Kahn Brewing a Stew
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(01-10-2017, 01:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Somnid

Bing in China is probably heavily censored, and culled for political labeling, borders etc. I'd imagine as are most of the Chinese mapping companies as well.

Yep. It's quite bad, actually. Bing also doesn't have an app so you can only view in browser.
Hexa
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(01-10-2017, 01:57 PM)
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Weren't there like a million Chinese Pokemon Go clones within like a week from launch? How did those work?
Weltall Zero
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(01-10-2017, 01:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Conkerkid11

Wait... It's literally just a restriction on what can and can't be used from within China?

So from here in the U.S., I can look at all of this mapping information they're worried about revealing from Google Maps, but I've gotta rely on Bing from within China?

What?

It seems they are more worried about their own citizens wising up to how the world is, than to the world knowing about China and any potential targets within. Which tells you everything you need to know about their priorities, really.
HStallion
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(01-10-2017, 01:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hexa

Weren't there like a million Chinese Pokemon Go clones within like a week from launch? How did those work?

Go catch that Dickachu in the middle of that lake!
Kazuo Hirai
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(01-10-2017, 01:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hexa

Weren't there like a million Chinese Pokemon Go clones within like a week from launch? How did those work?

Not big deal,already dated
Shao Kahn Brewing a Stew
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(01-10-2017, 01:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by HStallion


Go catch that Dickachu in the middle of that lake!

LOL!!!
sohois
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(01-10-2017, 02:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shao Kahn Brewing a Stew

"Of course, Pokemon Go would face another issue if launched in China as it relies on Google Maps to function, which is a service not allowed to operate there."

This is the actual issue here. Only Bing works in China. The mapping issue is just a misdirection.

Baidu has their own map app, which even when Google was allowed was still superior. I imagine that Niantic could reprogram Pokemon Go to work with it instead given the size of the market.
antibolo
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(01-10-2017, 02:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hexa

Weren't there like a million Chinese Pokemon Go clones within like a week from launch? How did those work?

With domestic mapping services I assume.
Tunesmith
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(01-10-2017, 02:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Somnid

Bing in China is probably heavily censored, and culled for political labeling, borders etc. I'd imagine as are most of the Chinese mapping companies as well.

Don't know if this applies to Bing these days in China, but for Google Maps at least a few years ago, the map was offset by 500m as well to obscure actual location, which would add to the issue of using it for the game. :P
udivision
(01-10-2017, 02:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by antibolo

This.

Pokemon Go is based around Google services so there's no way it could work in China anyway.

The government officials banned it because they knew this video game wouldn't work?

Hrmm...
Shao Kahn Brewing a Stew
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(01-10-2017, 02:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by udivision

The government officials banned it because they knew this video game wouldn't work?

Hrmm...

No, they banned it because they knew it uses Google. They don't want Google in China.
Callibretto
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(01-10-2017, 02:03 PM)
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Isn't there a pokemon go clone in china released not long after pokemon go exploded?
There's a thread about it here in neogaf

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