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Anti-porn group asks McD’s, Starbucks to filter Wi-Fi

A group looking to eradicate internet pornography has petitioned the CEOs of McDonald’s and Starbucks to install filters in their restaurants to block the download of obscene materials through the chain’s free Wi-Fi services.

McDonald’s has already agreed to evaluate download filters, but Starbucks has yet to respond, said the group, Enough is Enough.

It indicated that other chief executives will likely be pressed as well to prevent guests or staffers from viewing pornography within businesses. EIE said Chick-fil-A and Panera Bread Co. already use screens to keep obscene material from being downloaded.

The group says its efforts will help to protect children from being exploited. “Recent peer-reviewed research shows the extreme nature of Internet p*rnography [sic] is having a destructive impact on the mental, emotional and sexual health of adolescents, including addictive and even criminal behavior," EIE CEO Donna Rice Hughes said in a statement.

Rice Hughes is the former secretary of U.S. Sen. Gary Hart, who abandoned his bid for the U.S. Presidency in 1987 after the two were reported to be having an affair and were photographed together on a private yacht called the Monkey Business. She has worked with EIE since 1994.

 

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