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Rihanna bans fans from playing Pokémon Go at her shows

2016-07-26 05:00

Los Angeles - Rihanna doesn't want her fans to play Pokémon Go at her concerts.

The 28-year-old beauty performed at the Grand Stade in Lille, France on Saturday night and warned the crowd that she doesn't want them to be using their phones for texting their loved ones or playing the smash-hit Nintendo smartphone game.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, she told the audience: "I don't want to see you texting your boyfriends or your girlfriends. I don't want to see you catching any Pokemons up in this bitch."

And Rihanna's not the only celebrity not impressed with the new craze.

Director Oliver Stone thinks the game is no laughing matter and considers the app to be an example of the new invasive levels undertaken by large corporations who are interested in mining the public's data.

Speaking at the San Diego Comic-Con event to promote his forthcoming film Snowden - which is about the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden - Stone was asked what he thought the security concerns surrounding Pokémon Go were, to which he replied: "It's not funny. What's happening is a new level of invasion.

"The profits are enormous here for places like Google. They've invested a huge amount of money in data mining what you are buying, what you like, your behaviour. It's what some people call surveillance capitalism."

However, several stars are massive fans of the game including Justin Bieber, Chrissy Teigen and Lily Allen.

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