October 9, 2014

Starbucks and McDonalds asked to block porn from Wi-Fi - By Charlie Butts, OneNews Now

 Starbucks and McDonalds asked to block porn from Wi-Fi - By Charlie Butts

Americans are being asked to join a campaign to filter out pornography from Wi-Fi systems in American restaurants.


Hughes, Donna Rice (Enough is Enough)The corporate porn-free initiative was launched by Enough is Enough, which has contacted Starbucks and McDonalds asking them to install filters on their public Wi-Fi services. Spokesperson Donna Rice Hughes says Starbucks never responded but McDonalds did.

“McDonalds said that they were looking into effective filtering but so far they haven't done anything,” she tells OneNewsNow. “So we launched the porn-free Wi-Fi campaign. We are just very excited about this because we think we're going to have a great win-win for America's children and families and also get these two companies to lead the charge.”

Both companies have installed filters to block hard core and child porn in their stores in the United Kingdom.

“Chick-fil-A and Panera Bread and others have already done this in the United States,” she says. “So, I have to tell you as someone whose been on the front lines of Internet safety for a little over 20 years now, I'm a bit baffled that McDonalds and Starbucks have not also done this, especially given the fact that they've done so overseas.”

People can sign a petition at FriendlyWiFi.org. The petition will be submitted to both corporations. Hughes says Wi-Fi services are being used to violate the law throughout the country.