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Things We Saw Today: This Popular Pokémon Go Guide Turned Out To Be Malware


There’s a super-popular app that managed to sneak onto the Google Play store called Guide for Pokémon Go. Hopefully, neither you nor anyone you know downloaded it, because it’s actually malicious software, as opposed to the helpful Pokemon Go guide that it purports to be! The Daily Dot reports that half a million people downloaded the app before it got removed from the store. Be careful what you download, folks! (image via Giphy)

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Maddy Myers
Maddy Myers, journalist and arts critic, has written for the Boston Phoenix, Paste Magazine, MIT Technology Review, and tons more. She is a host on a videogame podcast called Isometric (, and she plays the keytar in a band called the Robot Knights (

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