Magnets For Porn Watchers, Wi-Fi Kiosks Will Lose Internet Browsers

Posted by HardOCP News 3:30 PM (CDT)

Wednesday September 14, 2016

It looks like you guys were right when you said this would immediately be used for porn. Apparently these Wi-Fi kiosks are popular with the homeless, and other people taking advantage of the free internet all day long. Imagine that.

The Wi-Fi kiosks were designed to replace phone booths and allow users to consult maps, maybe check the weather or charge their phones. But they have also attracted people who linger for hours, sometimes drinking and doing drugs and, sometimes, boldly watching pornography on the sidewalks. Now, yielding to complaints, the operators of the kiosks, LinkNYC network, are shutting off their internet browsers.