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Starbucks plans to introduce filters on its public Wi-Fi next year to stop customers from viewing pornography and other explicit content in its stores, Business Insider reports.

The move comes after huge pressure was put on the coffee giant via an Enough Is Enough petition, which gathered more than 26,000 signatures demanding a filter to prevent patrons and children from accessing sexual content. The petition also stated that Starbucks had failed to honor an earlier promise to provide safe Wi-Fi, suggesting the brand keeps its “doors wide open for convicted sex offenders.”

In a response issued to Business Insider, a Starbucks representative said, “To ensure the Third Place remains safe and welcoming to all, 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.”

The company didn’t, however, provide any specifics about the tools it will use to block porn via its in-store Wi-Fi.

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