The Many Places You Shouldn't Play 'Pokemon Go'05:09
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In this Tuesday, July 12, 2016 photo, a sign is shown at the National Weather Service in Anchorage, Alaska, informing Pokemon players that it's illegal to trespass on federal property. (Mark Thiessen/AP)
In this Tuesday, July 12, 2016 photo, a sign is shown at the National Weather Service in Anchorage, Alaska, informing Pokemon players that it's illegal to trespass on federal property. (Mark Thiessen/AP)
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'Pokemon Go,' the smartphone game that uses GPS and augmented reality to send players into the real world, is not being welcomed by everyone.

The game plants fictional creatures to "catch" in communal areas, including at the Holocaust Museum and Poland's Auschwitz Memorial. Both are asking players to refrain from playing and calling on the game's maker, Niantic, to take their locations out of the field of play.

On the other hand, some places, like malls — which have seen a long decline in attendance — are finding more people filling the area. Some analysts believe that could benefit struggling retailers.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Kurt Wagner of Recode for a look at the pros and cons of 'Pokemon Go.'

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Kurt Wagner, senior editor of social media for Recode. He tweets @KurtWagner8.

This segment aired on July 14, 2016.

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