New York State bans sex offenders from any form of online gamingGovernor ask Niantic for help in creating a “safer environment” for playersDan PearsonTuesday 2nd August 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleNianticNew York state Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has instructed local law enforcement in the local Department of Corrections and Community Supervision that registered sex offenders are to be banned from playing any sort of online game, with the particular mention of Pokemon Go.In an open letter to Niantic, published online, Governor Cuomo indicates his concern over the potential for the abuse of in-game ‘lures’ to attract groups of children and other vulnerable players towards the homes of paedophiles, rapists and other sex offenders and asks Niantic to help enforce the new laws by offering them access to “the most up-to-date information of offenders within the Sex Offender Registry.””Protecting our children and ensuring their safety is our top priority, and the State of New York is moving swiftly to respond to troubling news that young children using Pokémon Go are being steered to locations in close proximity to, or even at, sex offender residences,” Cuomo writes. “The State has taken action to prohibit sex offenders from using this game, but we need your assistance to make certain that sex offenders will not continue to use Pokémon Go by technologically barring their use. Working together, we can ensure that this danger today does not escalate into a tragedy tomorrow. “A recent report by Senators Jeffrey D. Klein and Diane Savino clearly demonstrates that more must be done to protect our children from ending up at locations that pose a danger to themselves. In addition, a feature of the game – where, for a small fee, a “lure” can be purchased to intentionally encourage traffic to a particular location – also appears to have the potential to be abused by predators. That is why I have directed the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services to reach out to Niantic, Inc. to provide the most up-to-date information of offenders within the Sex Offender Registry. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “With this information, we hope you will be able to prevent identified sex offenders from using this game. DCJS will also contact Apple and Google to inform them of these public safety concerns and will work with them to enhance user safety. Software developers that operate augmented reality games like Pokémon Go should be entitled to the same information that is regularly shared with companies like Facebook, Apple and Microsoft.”The state’s laws already require people on the register to provide authorities with all email addresses, screen names and online aliases so that they may be forwarded to service providers for blocking, but the new conditions only apply to those criminals still under their parole conditions, which will cover “nearly 3,000 Level 1, 2 and 3 sex offenders.” Senator Diane Savino applauded the changes.”Pokémon Go entertains our children, but it forgets about the reality of this world: it can be dangerous,” said Savino. “Sex offenders who download the game legally could pinpoint hot spots where children congregate, like pokestops or gyms, and meet them in person. The investigation I conducted revealed that these spots were located near the homes of these dangerous individuals. I will continue to fight for legislation to keep our children safe. I thank Governor Cuomo for immediately responding to our investigation in the interest of children across New York State.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesNiantic launches Black Developers Initiative, offers funding and mentorshipPokémon Go developer continues efforts to support underrepresented Black developers in creating new AR gamesBy James Batchelor 3 months agoNiantic acquires community gaming platform MayhemSan Francisco gaming start-up to bring more social gaming experience to Pokemon Go makerBy Rebekah Valentine 4 months agoLatest comments (5)Bonnie Patterson Narrative Designer, Writer 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyAlfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany4 years ago I see what he wants to do, but this is going to be very difficult to properly cover. We are not talking only about “Pokemon Go” here, things like PSN or XBLA would be a lot harder to restrict. 4Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyShow all comments (5)Daniel Mesonero Studio Manager, Toadman Interactive4 years ago Given that the sex offender registry has some serious issues (for example having sexting teens charged for distribution of child pornography: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/03/14/when-kids-are-accused-of-sex-crimes) and that not all online games feature chat or geolocation, this law seems rather arbitrary and a case of “somebody think of the children”. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyDan Pearson Product Marketing Manager, Genvid4 years ago I suspect that it’s more about retribution than prevention – ie, a way to prosecute in edge cases where police suspect that a registered offender was attempting to entrap but are unable to provide the correct evidence. Once someone is in custody, evidence can be collected from phones, consoles etc to prosecute. 4 years ago Great, another unenforceable law that probably won’t help anyone 4 years ago I thought the best we’d managed on this front was an NN that spots “uncharacteristic player behaviour”? There’s still no way to dependably prohibit someone from getting online, unless I missed a breakthrough? 6Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyShane Sweeney Academic 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Students from Farmington Public Schools’ three comprehensive high schools, three middle schools, and one STEAM school competed at the HOSA-Future Health Professionals Region 8 Leadership Conference, held November 30, 2018, at Novi High School.More than 1,100 students from South Oakland County competed in more than 50 events and the winners will represent Farmington Public Schools at the State Leadership Conference in March 2019.HOSA Future Health Professionals, an international student organization, promotes career opportunities in the healthcare industry and enhances the delivery of quality healthcare.Three Farmington Public Schools’ Career and Technical (CTE) instructors, Janet Cadeau (Farmington High School/Middle School division), Amy Donato (North Farmington High School), and Jennifer Yarger (Harrison High School), assisted the following students with their achievements at the HOSA Regional Leadership Conference.North Farmington High SchoolSriram Bettagere, Nishka Khimasia, Ilakiya Rajaguru, & Adithya Vijayan – Biomedical Debate – 1st PlaceApoorva Bommanaveni & Anu Selva – Existing Medical Innovation – 1st PlaceCamryn Nelson – Medical Assisting – 1st PlaceNilay Mistry – Prepared Speaking – 2nd PlaceSrihari Srinivasan – Medical Terminology – 2nd PlaceRebecca Weisberg & Kate Wernicke – CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) – 2nd PlaceGriffin Davis, Patrick Nader, Jacob Michel & Benjamin McColl – Community Awareness – 3rd PlaceSonia Desai & Akansha Pandey – CPR/First Aid – 3rd PlaceJuliana Rabban – Extemporaneous Health Poster – 3rd PlaceKat Vicini, Cat Wong, & Satvik Suneja – Creative Problem Solving – 3rd PlaceRishabh Budhraja – Transcultural Health Care Test – Top TenClaudia Cerezo, Kristina Dawood, Allie Lumberg, & Serena Senawi – Community Awareness – Top TenCole Dawkins – Clinical Specialty – Top TenJessica Furtado – Medical Terminology – Top TenHannah Hulett – Pharmacology Test – Top TenAlexandra Howard & Sarah Zalubas – Forensic Science – Top TenOulabi, Kareem – Dental Terminology – Top TenJasmine Kuhnhenn – Epidemiology – Top TenSanjana Kumar – Dental Terminology – Top TenJordan, Manela – Medical Law & Ethics – Top TenMariya Matsko – Clinical Nursing – Top TenDanielle Morgott & Ariella Stein – Community Awareness – Top TenJuliette Quenioux & Vaishnavi Vemuri – Forensic Science – Top TenSophia Ramold – Medical Reading – Top TenMolly Rose & Amber Wei – Health Career Display – Top TenHarrison High SchoolSephora Dafinescu – Human Growth & Development Test – 1st PlaceDiya Dani – Prepared Speaking – 1st PlaceKatarina Jevtic – Epidemiology – 1st PlaceAwab Tanoli – Pharmacology Knowledge Test – 1st PlaceUsman Ali – Biomedical Debate Team – 2nd PlaceZoe Dawson – Nurse Assisting – 2nd PlaceCameron Duplessis – Biomedical Debate Team – 2nd PlaceSahej Kohli – HOSA Bowl Team – 2nd PlaceRaiyaan Movania – Biomedical Debate Team – 2nd PlaceManasvini Nannapuraju – HOSA Bowl Team – 2nd PlaceNiharika Narra – Medical Reading – 2nd PlaceJoseph Nordan – Medical Law & Ethics Knowledge Test – 2nd PlaceShiv Seshan – HOSA Bowl Team – 2nd PlaceUma Sriram – Human Growth & Development Knowledge Test – 2nd PlaceElizabeth Fisher – Dental Terminology – 3rd PlaceMeghana Karumuri – Nutrition Knowledge Test – 3rd PlaceHafsa Sultana – Medical Spelling – 3rd PlaceLaiba Bhatti – Public Service Announcement Team – Top TenTeodora Cazacu – Behavioral Health Knowledge Test – Top TenAnum Fatima – Physical Therapy – Top TenJade Forest – Health Career Photography – Top TenPrerana Gunda – Public Service Announcement Team – Top TenHuda Hussaini – Public Service Announcement Team – Top TenRahimah Iman – Researched Persuasive Speaking and Writing – Top TenAlexis Juncaj – Public Service Announcement Team – Top TenHussain Kapasi – Pathophysiology Knowledge Test – Top TenAmna Khan – Pharmacology Knowledge Test – Top TenAasiyah Khan – Transcultural Healthcare Knowledge Test – Top TenBrizesh Maddipati – Transcultural Healthcare Knowledge Test – Top TenMohammed Malik – Sports Medicine – Top TenSelena Mangat – Behavioral Health Knowledge Test – Top TenTejas Maire – Forensic Medicine Team – Top TenAndrew Pan – Forensic Medicine Team – Top TenPavan Purusothaman – Public Service Announcement Team – Top TenAnagha Shah – Transcultural Healthcare Knowledge Test – Top TenSanjiv Seshan – Pharmacology Knowledge Test – Top TenMuhammad T. 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