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Starbucks plans to block adult content on its Wi-Fi in 2019

14 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Starting in 2019, Starbucks will begin blocking adult content on its stores' Wi-Fi following increased public pressure from an internet-safety group. While viewing adult content on the company's wireless network has always violated its policy, now the coffee giant has a way to stop it all together. A Starbucks representative offered more details on how it plans to filter appropriate and inappropriate content to NBC News , saying: "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.”
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5G will require mobile operators to rethink the role of Wi-Fi

5G will require mobile operators to rethink the role of Wi-Fi

14 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Earlier this week, OpenSignal released a report that challenged a piece of conventional wisdom within the mobile industry: Wi-Fi is always better option than cellular Ever since the launch of the first iPhones and Android smartphones more than a decade ago, it has been an industry assumption that Wi-Fi offers superior speeds and capacity to a 3G or 4G network and should therefore be the default option for connecting a mobile device when available. Back then it made sense. In 2007, mobile data was relatively expensive, coverage was inferior, and speeds slower. Mobile operating systems were...
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Starbucks will begin filtering pornography from its Wi-Fi networks

Starbucks will begin filtering pornography from its Wi-Fi networks

14 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Starbucks will begin filtering pornography from public Wi-Fi networks in its US stores, the company has told multiple news outlets, including Business Insider and the Verge .
"We have identified a solution to prevent this content from being viewed within our stores and we will begin introducing it to our US locations in 2019," the company told the Verge in an emailed statement.
Viewing pornography has long been banned at Starbucks locations, but until now the company has not had a technological way to enforce the policy in its US locations.
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