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Side-effect Of Free Wi-Fi Kiosks In New York

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How did they not know these would turn into porn hubs? Alot of money was poured into this program and it was one big fail.
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Gross.. But this is New York so I can see this happening. There should definitely restricted sites. Its possible given a lot of offices restrict social media sites as well.
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the move to disable LinkNYC devices' browsing capability began Wednesday and is expected to be completed by Friday. The action will not affect LinkNYC's other services including Wi-Fi, free phone calls and access to key city services, CBSNewYork reported.
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Gross.. But this is New York so I can see this happening. There should definitely restricted sites. Its possible given a lot of offices restrict social media sites as well.
New York is just the wrong place for this. They should try it in other cities first so people can be used to the idea and concept and then bring it to New York.
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Many of these people are homeless, according to the New York Post, with Penn Station and Port Authority Bus Terminal becoming especially problematic areas. While watching porn in public is not a crime, pleasuring yourself in public is an act of public lewdness. Those caught in the act are arrested, according to the New York Police Department.
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The Wi-Fi kiosks in New York 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, at times, boldly watching pornography on the sidewalks.
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New York is just the wrong place for this. They should try it in other cities first so people can be used to the idea and concept and then bring it to New York.
Free, city-wide WiFi has been an elusive dream for many urbanists. But if any city were to figure it out at scale, it would probably be New York
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They should make the connection so it is search safe. eg. no porn available. That's the kind of thing that should stay at home. But considering a lot of the users are homeless...
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Users were expected to make short stops at the kiosks. But the sites quickly attracted homeless people and other idle users who took full advantage of the unlimited access to the internet to turn the kiosks into al fresco living rooms, watching movies and playing music for hours.
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The Wi-Fi kiosks in New York 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, at times, boldly watching pornography on the sidewalks.
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