Starbucks is banning porn from its free wi-fi

July 22 02:35 2016 Print This Article

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No free creamer for your coffee at Starbucks anymore.

Soon, the coffee behemoth will block explicit websites from its free wi-fi services, which apparently was a major problem.

“Once we determine that our customers can access our free Wi-Fi in a way that also doesn’t involuntarily block unintended content, we will implement this in our stores,” said a Starbucks spokesperson. “In the meantime, we reserve the right to stop any behavior that interferes with our customer experience, including what is accessed on our free Wi-Fi.”

Enough is Enough, an internet safety organization, has been leading the charge for this ban for years.

“This is a huge victory,” said Donna Rice Hughes, president of Enough is Enough. “We’re proud of Starbucks and McDonalds for stepping up to the plate. Internet pornography is a public health crisis. Parents need to know which family restaurants are safe from online threats.”

Panera Bread, Chick Fil-A (no shock), Subway, and McDonald’s have all been implementing filtered free Wi-Fi recently. Starbucks has been offering free wi-fi at its stores since 2002, which has lead to some unintended consequences, including homeless people using the stores to sleep, use the bathroom, charge up their many devices and connect to the internet.

Porn at Starbucks was apparently a big problem, and now it’s been solved. Just don’t tell them, or Enough is Enough, that anyone can easily find porn on Twitter and Instagram.

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