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Internet Browsing Cut at LinkNYC Kiosks to Curtail Porn and Squatters

(DNAINFO)  Noah Horowitz | September 14, 2016 — The kiosks caused neighborhood uproar for attracting people who watched porn, among other issues.

Users of LinkNYCinternet kiosks will no longer be able to browse the web on the built-in tablets as the city looks for a way to prevent people from monopolizing the kiosks or using them to watch porn, officials said.

LinkNYC plans to disable web browsing over the next 48 hours at the 400 internet kiosks it has installed around the city after residents in neighborhoods with the kiosks complained that people were turning them into virtual living rooms — or bedrooms — by pulling up chairs, watching movies, and even masturbating in broad daylight.

“We also know that some users have been monopolizing the Link tablets and using them inappropriately, preventing others from being able to use them while frustrating the residents and businesses around them,” LinkNYC officials said in a statement Wednesday.

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