Link NYC has announced that it is turning off web browsing at its 400 locations in New York, the reason for this is because some people have be abusing the kiosks by monopolizing the browser.
The kiosks were designed to let people check the weather, look at maps and charge their devices with the USB port.
Starting today, we are removing web browsing on all Link tablets while we work with the City and community to explore potential solutions, like time limits. Other tablet features—free phone calls, maps, device charging, and access to 311 and 911—will continue to work as they did before, and nothing is changing about LinkNYC’s superfast Wi-Fi. As planned, we will continue to improve the Link experience and add new features for people to enjoy while they’re on the go.
Unfortunately some people have been using the kiosks for hours whilst others have been looking at pornography on the browser and these are the reasons that the web browser is being turned off.
You can find out more details about the changes coming to the Link NYC kiosks over at their website a the link below.
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