Starbucks to Ban Porn On Its Free WiFi in All Stores in 2019

In news that you didn't expect to read today, Starbucks has announced that it will block pornography on its free WiFi in all stores by 2019. [Because somehow, there are people who watch porn at frickin' Starbucks.]

 
 

To be clear, watching porn in Starbucks stores has always been banned, but the company didn't actively block pornographic content on its in-store WiFi -- so people could do it anyway if they were sneaky enough.

“While it rarely occurs, the use of Starbucks public Wi-Fi to view illegal or egregious content is not, nor has it ever been permitted. We have identified a solution to prevent this content from being viewed within our stores and we will begin introducing it to our US locations in 2019," Starbucks said in a statement on Wednesday. 

 

The statement comes after mounting pressure from non-profit organization Enough Is Enough, which urged Starbucks to filter WiFi content, saying in a petition that public WiFi networks “are attracting pedophiles and sex offenders” and therefore putting children at risk.

 
 
 
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