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Starbucks Finally Honors Its Promise to Block Porn in Its US Stores

Dorothy Cummings McLean : Dec 3, 2018 : LifeSiteNews.com

Starbucks' decision follows severe criticism from "Enough is Enough," and the group's renewed petition asking the business to filter porn and child sex abuse images.

(Seattle, WA)—[Lifesitenews.com] Starbucks is finally making good on its promise to block internet pornography from its American stores. (Photo: Stocksnap/ Creative Commons- Pixabay)

According to internet safety lobby group "Enough is Enough," the coffee retail giant has already successfully blocked the access of offensive websites from its stores in the United Kingdom and Australia. After lagging behind on its promise to do the same in the United States, Starbucks has announced that it will roll out the safety software in 2019.

Starbucks' decision follows severe criticism from "Enough is Enough," and the group's renewed petition asking the business to filter porn and child sex abuse images. So far, the EIE petition has attracted more than 26,000 signatures.

According to Business Insider, porn is already banned from Starbucks establishments, but as yet there are no content blockers on its free WiFi service. Starbucks told the magazine in 2016 that the challenge was developing a blocker that would not filter out inoffensive websites.

"To ensure the Third Place remains safe and welcoming to all, we have identified a solution to prevent (offensive) content from being viewed within our stores and we will begin introducing it to our US locations in 2019," a Starbucks representative told Business Insider via email this week.

"Third Place" refers to a social environment that is neither the home (the "first place") or the workplace (the "second place")... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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