After Porn & Masturbation Incidents, LinkNYC Removes Web Browsing From WiFi Kiosks

After Porn & Masturbation Incidents, LinkNYC Removes Web Browsing From WiFi Kiosks

BY JEN CHUNG IN  ON SEP 14, 2016 2:00 PM

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One of the kiosks (LinkNYC)

After reports of people using the LinkNYC kiosks to view pornand masturbating in public—LinkNYC has decided to pull the plug on web browsing. The company said, “Starting today, we are removing web browsing on all Link tablets while we work with the City and community to explore potential solutions, like time limits.”

The 400 kiosks across three boroughs, which offer super-fast WiFi, USB outlets for charging and a tablet for free Internet access, were rolled out early this year and hailed as a way to meet the public demand for fast WiFi, information, and viral videos. But the kiosks’ debut has been overshadowed by incidents involving homeless people allegedly squatting by and hogging kiosks.

Continue reading: http://gothamist.com/2016/09/14/free_porno_spigots_cut_off.php

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