Over half of free wi-fi spots allow you to get your rocks off to some nice porn

25 September 2013

porn Want to have a massive tug in public? Good news! More than half of the free wi-fi hotspots in the UK allow completely unfiltered access to dirty content, prompting some stinking prudes to call for tighter restrictions.

Researchers went to a number of cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops and public spaces in around the UK and logged in to websites that are legal, but have saucy content. It was found that 30% of cafes and restaurants have no filter in place, while 53% of public wi-fi spots allow you to buy swords. 80% give you full access to drug-related content.

Sounds like a good day out, eh?

Graeme Coffey from mobile security firm AdaptiveMobile said: "For every parent across the UK this report will come as an unwelcome surprise. In the last two years there have been two convergent trends: a big increase in public wi-fi or 'hospitality wi-fi' and greater access to smartphones, gaming consoles and tablets with a wi-fi capability, the kind of device a child could have."

"Most people will instinctively block adult content when it comes to filtering, but what these results show is that we should also be looking at content related to drugs and violence which are just as harmful but frequently overlooked."

TOPICS:   Technology

14 comments

  • loonloozler
    “For every parent across the UK this report will come as an unwelcome surprise" what a load of nonsense! if any parents are that outraged then they should not entrust their kids with WiFi capable devices!
  • Alexis
    What child sit in Starbucks looking at porn on their mobile?
  • Justin A.
    The signals seems to be too weak at most public wi-fi. Twitter won't even update when I try them.
  • Her L.
    The toilets at my local Costa coffee are downstairs in the basement so it's HARD to get a strong PULL on a wifi signal.
  • Her L.
    In other news, whatever happened to finding porn in hedges? Admittedly I've not visited my hedgerow "den" in a couple of decades but I'm sure that if I did that there wouldn't be a backlog of hedgeporn waiting for me. Come on Mof, some investigative journalism please.
  • People P.
    Mof why did you omit the pertinent piece from your source? "Graeme Coffey from mobile security firm AdaptiveMobile, who carried out the research," were you paid for this advertising or is it free?
  • amazon s.
    Even if it blocks pron, you can still view animated gifs through google images, theres also a site called yellowbullet with an extensive 700 page nsfw pron animations. Or so I am told...
  • Keith
    What is the photo for this 'news' article regarding pornography. Because it appears to be the word 'PORN' in red across a photo of ex-Radio 1 DJ Simon Bates? What is his link with pornography in public places? Why single him out? I've sent screenshots to him. I hope he sues you out of existence.
  • Tom
    And....
  • Bob H.
    Porn filters are a total waste of time because they are easily circumvented and they only serve to marginalise legal activities towards illegal directions. Children can more easily get access to porn at home than through public WiFi. The government's action on porn is just a distraction to show they are doing something even if that something is completely ineffective. Clueless MPs like Claire Perry lump porn in with child abuse images to justify their bullying of technology companies into putting in place these useless measures and then say things like 'Google is hosting these images' showing their ignorance of how the world now works. The fact that you are jumping on the bandwagon shows your ignorance of the subject as well.
  • shakesheadsadly
    9 comments and no one's asked for a list of the unrestricted places?!??!?!?!?!??!?!?
  • me
    has any1 got a list so I can sit at a café, indulge in some porn and have a ham shank ?
  • NAME
    The scary/ Bad thing is that you can get on porn or drugs buying websites at our school!
  • In N.
    Buying websites at your school means you can get porn or drugs? Firstly, where is this school located and what is it called? Secondly, I'm interested do they do any extra deals if you buy multiple websites? I do like how they at least give you a choice between porn or drugs but what if I want both?

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