McDonald’s Starts Blocking Porn Access Over Free WiFi

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If you’ve been using McDonald’s free WiFi to check out the latest porn while eating a McGriddle, we’ve got some bad news for you.

The fast food giant recently adopted a new filtered WiFi policy that prevent guests from viewing pornography on their phones, tablets, and laptops while visiting the company’s corporate-owned restaurants, internet safety advocacy group Enough is a Enough announced Wednesday.

A spokesperson for McDonald’s confirmed the policy change to Consumerist on Thursday.

“McDonald’s is committed to providing a safe environment for our customers, and we are pleased to share that Wifi filtering has been activated in the majority of McDonald’s nearly 14,000 restaurants nationwide,” the spokesperson said.

The move comes two years after EIE began pressuring McDonald’s to block sexually explicit content on its WiFi network.

“Parents can have peace of mind that, when they or their children go to McDonald’s, they will have a safer and more friendly WiFi experience, filtered from pornography, from child porn and from potential sexual exploitation and predation,” EIE President Donna Rice Hughes said in a statement.

EIE says that McDonald’s move puts it in line with other fast and fast casual restaurants including Chick-fil-A and Panera Bread.

[via Business Insider]