NYC Ending Free WiFi Kiosks After Tidal Wave Of Porn

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Published on 16 Sep 2016, 6:00
NYC was providing free internet kiosks to help those who can’t afford internet. They’re ending the program mostly due to porn. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

"New York's Wi-Fi kiosks seemed like a great idea at the time.

When they were introduced in February this year, they aimed to provide crucial power and internet facilities to visitors and residents. Phone charging, weather reports, and maps to help users get from A to B in a sometimes baffling metropolis.

The problem is, users — as they so often do — had other ideas. They wanted to watch porn. Or catch up on Netflix. Or generally hang out, annoying local residents and businesses.

In fact, the kiosks have been so popular with loiterers and the lascivious that their operator, LinkNYC network, has said it's shutting off web browsing on the built-in tablets.”*

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