Two young people play Pokemon Go in the city center of HELSINKI, Finland, on July 22, 2016. (Xinhua/Sergei Stepanov)
HELSINKI, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Finnish Defence Forces have prohibited playing Pokemon Go in military areas such as barrack compounds, Defence Forces newspaper Ruotuvaki on Thursday.
Leutenant-colonel Teemu Hokkanen from the operation section of the High Command described the location information combined with pictures as the risk.
The world popular game uses the location data, photo and compass capabilities of mobile gadgets.
The Defence Forces published last week restrictive guidelines for apps that feature virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR).
Young people walk in the city center of Helsinki, Finland, on July 22, 2016. (Xinhua/Sergei Stepanov)
Additional rules for Pokemon Go were considered necessary due to its wide popularity in Finland.
There have been restrictions prohibiting taking snapshots or videos of military installations as well.
Conscripts are allowed to use their mobile handsets while serving in the military. They can either maintain their civilian subscription numbers or use prepaid cards.