Starbucks Will Ban Porn In Their Stores By 2019

So that's what everyone's doing there

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We’ve all heard of people watching online porn in coffee shops. You see a lot of weird things in public spaces, especially in a crowded Starbucks.

Activist group Enough Is Enough (EIE) recently targeted Starbucks over their lack of action regarding safe wifi, claiming that the company lied when they said that they were interested in providing a safe environment for their costumers.

Via Enough.org:

Starbucks has had a tremendous opportunity to put its best foot forward in protecting its customers from images deemed obscene and illegal under the law, but they haven’t budged, despite their promise two years ago and despite the fact that they voluntarily filter this same content in the UK.”

According to the statement from the organization, Starbucks said in 2016 that they were working on a filter to block out pornographic content in their locations. Donna Rice Hughes, CEO of EIE, continued to say that Starbucks was more interested in providing paper straws to their costumers over protecting the innocence of children, keeping their doors open for pedophiles and sexual predators.

Starbucks explained to The Verge that watching porn has never been allowed in their stores and that they’ve tested out several methods that will improve their wifi security in the future, saying, “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.”

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