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Snowden’s lawyer Kucheren does not undertake to assess the danger of playing Pokemon GO, but does not exclude that the application could be hypothetically used for espionage.
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MOSCOW, July 21 – RIA Novosti. The well-known lawyer Anatoly Kucherena, representing the interests of ex-NSA employee Edward Snowden, does not undertake to assess the danger of the game Pokemon GO, but does not exclude the possibility that, hypothetically, this application could leak secret information.
Pokemon GO is a free application based on “augmented reality” technology – the digital and real worlds are connected, since the picture displayed on the smartphone screen is projected onto the location of the real world. One of the main goals of the game – to catch a Pokemon (Pocket Monster – “pocket monster”) – made many people take to the streets, parks, beaches, completely absorbed in this process. At the same time, one of the veterans of the Russian special services did not rule out earlier that the application could be used for espionage.
“Hypothetically, everything can be,” Kucherena told RIA Novosti. “There is a law for this, and if this or that foreign agent gets such information, so to speak, conditionally, then, of course, the special services should act here exclusively within the framework of the current Russian legislation.” …
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According to Kucherena, it is rather difficult to assess the possible consequences, “but hypothetically, everything can be.”
Young people play Pokemon Go near the Kazan Kremlin. Archive photo
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Experts have previously warned that the game could lead to injury or robbery in the real world.
In early June 2013, Snowden made public information about the surveillance programs of American intelligence services for citizens around the world. The US authorities have brought charges against Snowden on three counts, each of which faces up to 10 years in prison. He is accused of illegally transmitting information relevant to national security, deliberately transmitting intelligence information and stealing state property.
Snowden fled the United States to Hong Kong and arrived in Moscow on June 23, 2013. Russia granted Snowden temporary asylum for a year on the condition that he cease his activities against the United States. On August 1, 2014, Snowden received a three-year residence permit, which allows him to travel not only in Russia, but also abroad.