Denver Airport Censors Free Wi-Fi Network

It's free, so do they have the right to censor it?

Officials have blocked access to content they deem provocative on the airport's free Wi-Fi service.

The Denver Post points out that some of those questionable sites include, Vanity Fair, the gossip column perezhilton.com, the hipster-geek site boingboing.net, and photos from the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Of course, hard copies of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue are displayed on newsstands in the airport along with issues of Penthouse and Hustler.

But the airport's spokesman Chuck Cannon told the Associated Press on Wednesday that he would rather "weather infrequent complaints about access than handle angry parents whose children might see pornography." The airport started blocking various sites when the service became free in November. Previously, users had to pay a fee to access Wi-Fi.

How do you readers feel?  Would you rather pay than face blocked sites?


Via:  News.com
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