Over recent months, their have been a number of complaints about San Francisco Public Library visitors openly viewing explicit content, including pornography.
So the network has now installed plastic screens to block monitors from people nearby.
The library plans to post warnings on all computers to remind people to be sensitive to what others might see while they are web surfing.
The watching of such materials in public has increasingly been the focus of debate and legislation as broadband technology becomes more widespread, pitting people who want internet access to be unrestrained against those who feel that controls must be placed on the public viewing of mature materials.
San Francisco Public Library officials have traditionally leaned toward limiting exposure to viewing rather than censoring content.
The five-star hotel, Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel, said that it was forced to cover up a set of sculptures depicting a nude man and woman after some people criticized them as being pornographic.
The five statues, which depict a large nude man and a large nude woman kissing in different poses, were covered up by Shanghai hotel after they stood in the rooftop garden for about six months.
Hotel spokeswoman Eve Zhou said that the hotel decided to cover the statues, which are part of a private collection by hotel owner Dai Zhikang, after pictures of them appeared on the Internet and some criticized them as being pornographic.
Artist Geng Bo said his intention in creating the sculptures was to show beauty.
“Nudity is not the highlight of the sculptures,” he said. “But if they are wearing clothes, they will be restricted. Without the clothes, they will be released from time and space and become eternal.”
Last week we heard about the male thief who was kidnapped and held as a sex slave by a hairdresser. This week we switch over.
72-year-old Choon Sik Lee has been arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting two women who came to his employment agency for help.
He allegedly locked his victims in a room and forced them to watch pornography, before attacking them.
Investigators believe Lee preyed on them because they were vulnerable residents: unemployed and likely here illegally.
Police are asking other victims to come forward, regardless of their immigration status.
A Michigan jail inmate,21-year-old Kyle Richards, says he’s being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment because he can’t have pornography.
According to his five-page handwritten lawsuit, Richards claims his civil rights are being violated at the Macomb County Jail as his request for erotic material had been denied.
“Such living conditions have been used as a method of ‘psychological warfare’ against prisoners, in order to both destroy the morale of inmates and break the spirit of individuals”
The Michigan Department of Corrections told reporters that prisons allow some pornographic material, though it’s banned at the jail.
Richards pleaded guilty to bank robbery after police followed a trail of snowy footprints and dropped money to his apartment from a bank robbery scene in January in Fraser, north of Detroit.
He has not yet been sentenced.
So why does an anti-porn politician watch porn in parliament? I doubt any of us will know but it does make you wonder on why he is so against porn in the first place…