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Starbucks Is Finally Taking On Its Porn Problem

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Most of us hear "Starbucks," and we think, "coffee." But apparently, there are some people in this strange world that hear "Starbucks," and think, "Free wi-fi? Porn time!" But Starbucks is taking action to prevent these people from continuing to watch porn in their public shops.


Starbucks said to The Verge, "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."




An internet safety organization called "Enough Is Enough," without having much evidence in its favor, has been pressuring the hell out of all major organizations offering free Wi-Fi to block pornography on their networks, saying that public Wi-Fi networks "are attracting pedophiles and sex offenders".


Donna Rice Hughes speaks about Starbucks youtu.be


"By breaking its commitment [to protect its customers], Starbucks is keeping the doors wide open for convicted sex offenders and others to fly under the radar from law enforcement and use free, public Wi-Fi services to access illegal child porn and hard-core pornography," said Enough Is Enough CEO Donna Rice Hughes.






In a strange turn of events, PornHub, a popular pornography website, has created a "Safe For Work" option, designed to get around Starbucks' filter.

"While we were aware some people's preference in a sexual partner mimics that of their coffee, we were unaware that people were acting on such impulses when getting their caffeine fix," said Corey Price, VP, Pornhub, in a statement. "To comply with Starbucks' new policy, we've created an option that allow fans to still enjoy great content to which they are accustomed, but that is appropriate for consumption in public places."

The new sub-category is like a very stressful YouTube. You never know what you're going to find or how closely it might resemble a phallus, but it's not explicit.



Earth is weird, y'all.

H/T: Mashable, The Verge