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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

American Airlines to Filter Adult Sites for In-flight Internet

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We've all suffered through long flights with virtually no personal space. If you're in coach, the passenger next to you becomes an unwanted acquaintance. Whether you like it or not, you'll soon learn their favorite reading material, music or in some cases, their favorite website.

There's always an inherent sociological risk when you group total strangers together. When airlines announced plans to provided in-flight internet access on cross-country flights. I figured it was only a  matter of time before passengers viewing adult websites prompted complaints from families and flight attendants. This issue has already caused problems at public libraries.

American Airlines, which offers Gogo in-flight internet service, is working with Aircell, a tech provider, to filter-out adult sites. I only wonder if the ACLU will get involved. For the sake of families and the rest of us who are just trying to enjoy some peace and quiet on our flight, I hope other airlines follow suit.

By Matt O'Hern at 11:26 AM | Comments (0)

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