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Starbucks Finds a Way to Block Porn for Good

Solution to be rolled out next year
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2018 8:35 AM CST
Customers are seen at a Starbucks in Burbank, Calif. on May 24, 2018.   (AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File)

(Newser) – You'll soon be able to sit in Starbucks without fear of accidentally viewing porn. Though watching pornography is against Starbucks' rules, there are no content blockers on the coffee giant's WiFi, meaning porn sites remain accessible. To ensure locations are "safe and welcoming to all," however, Starbucks says it will introduce "a solution to prevent this content from being viewed within our stores" beginning next year, per Business Insider, which notes you also can't nap at Starbucks. No other details of the plan were provided. The move follows Starbucks' 2016 vow to block explicit websites; a petition claiming the chain "broke its promise" had more than 26,000 signatures as of Thursday. (Porn browsing led to malware on a government network.)

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