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Some Pokémon Go players given lifetime bans are being let back into the game

Did you get banned from playing Pokémon Go after downloading an app that you thought might make the game more fun? Well, it turns out that you might be able to get back into the smash hit title after all. A couple of weeks ago, Pokémon Go-maker Niantic Labs vowed to crack down on cheaters with “lifetime” bans for those who used third-party “add-on” apps to get ahead …

Pokemon Go creator Niantic’s CEO hacked on Twitter

John Hanke, the CEO of Pokemon Go creator Niantic, has been hacked on Twitter by the hacker group OurMine. In the past 24 hours, the hacker collective took control of the account and posted a series of tweets, including one that identified Hanke’s password as “nopass.” Of course, this isn’t OurMine’s first high-profile hack. The organization has broken into a number of high-profile accounts, including …