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Starbucks, after a few years of promising it would, has banned porn viewing on its free WiFi. The company built a filter that would still allow mature content while blocking straight up porn. Porn purveyor YouPorn has amusingly responded by banning Starbucks coffee in its offices.

“While it rarely occurs, the use of Starbucks public Wi-Fi to view illegal or egregious content is not, nor has it ever been permitted…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,” Starbucks told.
The rollout comes after years of coercion by an internet-safety organization Enough Is Enough that has been pushing Starbucks and other franchises to set up filters on mature content.
In a dramatic twist of events, unhappy with the porn ban in Starbucks, YouPorn, an adult content website, has responded to the ban by banning the coffee in its offices.
An email written by Charlie Hughes, the Vice President of YouPorn has been doing rounds on Reddit.

My take is that people should not be watching porn in public. I clearly have no problem with porn itself, but it is internet content that should be consumed at home, either by oneself or with consenting partner(s). So banning it in a public place through a content filter isn’t a horrible idea.
It’s cute that YouPorn is slipping into the conversation about what is and what isn’t acceptable internet content to consume in public, but it’s not the best take because watching porn in public is just damn creepy. Drinking branded coffee in the office is not. It’s still an amusing take however, as in recent years sites like Pornhub and YouPorn have become a bit more mainstream. There is actually some content, like gaming insights posts that might inadvertently be blocked by the type of content filters Starbucks is initializing.
“Aside from the fact that someone was watching porn at Starbucks, this new policy kinda just says “you can’t bring Starbucks to work anymore” if you work at YouPorn. Now I’m sure no boss would enforce this, but can you imagine being fired and one of the reasons is “brought Starbucks to work”?”
“There’s an office? I thought it was just some dude hosting a site and just going nice all the time.”
“In light of the news that Starbucks has blocked customers from searching and viewing adult content within their establishments, Starbucks products will officially be banned from the YouPorn offices, effective January 1st, 2019.”

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