July 16, 2016

The Verge: McDonald's is now filtering out porn from its public Wi-Fi networks

You can still get a Happy Meal for kids at McDonald's, but it'll be trickier to have an adult "happy time" — the restaurant chain is now blocking pornographic content on its public Wi-Fi services. "McDonald's is committed to providing a safe environment for our customers," a spokesperson said, confirming that the chain was now using Wi-Fi filtering in "the majority" of its 14,000 locations across the United States.

The restriction comes after two years of pressure from advocacy group Enough is Enough, whose stated mission is to make the internet safer for children and families. Led by Donna Rice Hughes, EiE was originally formed in 1992 as an anti-pornography group, but has changed its approach in recent years by campaigning for big chain restaurants like McDonald's to restrict their internet access...

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