Starbucks to Block Pornography From Store Wi-Fi in 2019

WEIFANG, SHANDONG PROVINCE, CHINA – 2016/08/31: Paper cup in a Starbucks coffee shop. During the third quarter 2016, Starbucks China had $768.2 million in sales, a growth of 17% compared to the prior period. (Photo by Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Starbucks announced this week it will begin blocking pornography from the Wi-Fi in all its stores staring in 2019.

A spokesperson for the Seattle-based coffee company told NBC News the viewing of “egregious content” has long violated the brand’s terms of use, though it is just now making the decision to proactively block pornography.

“We have identified a solution to prevent this content from being viewed within our stores and we will begin introducing it to our U.S. locations in 2019,” the spokesperson said.

The decision to finally bar the consumption of pornography over Starbucks’ Wi-Fi came after a campaign started in 2014 by the anti-pornography group Enough Is Enough. A petition urging Starbucks to block pornography access from its Wi-Fi garnered more than 26,000 signatures.

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Source: Faithwire