A privacy organization is asking the federal government to investigate the spying on consumers that goes on when they play the surging Pokemon GO app on their cell phones, especially since a key player behind the software is a man whose data-collection practices raised alarms when they were used for Google’s Street View.

The letter was dispatched recently by the Electronic Privacy Information Center to Edith Ramirez of the Federal Trade Commission. The game has caught the attention of the American public – indeed, the world – and hundreds of thousands of people if not millions are staring at their cell phones these days looking for the Pokemon characters that are tied to GPS coordinates so they can be captured. FULL REPORT