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UK Wi-Fi Operator to Impose Adult Content Blocking by Default

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UK based Wi Fi hotspot operator, The Cloud has announced that it will start blocking adult content from next month. The company said that the decision follows discussions with its hotspot venues, which include cafes and restaurants.

There are over 11,000 venues on The Cloud's network across the UK.

The filtering will apply as standard in all venues that sign up to The Cloud from now on. Venues can still ask to opt out from the adult content filter if they wish.

Vince Russell, managing director of The Cloud, said: "Our venue partners have told us their customers want to be able to surf the web but with the confidence that their children won't run the risk of being exposed to inappropriate material."

An estimated 5 million people every day pass through The Cloud network by visiting one of its partners. Sky Broadband's 4m customers have been able to benefit from free access to The Cloud's Wi-Fi hotspots since April 2012.

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