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Feb 21 2012

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Best Buy Wi-Fi Used to Play Porn on In-Store TVs – Better Get Used to it if Supreme Court Follows Through

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EDITORIAL: As the rest of the World works to ban pornography from their televisions and in some cases, their whole countries, America comes ever so close to adding porn to their network television. Yep, that’s right. We could have nude newscasts on our local channels 6 o’clock news if Porn Valley has their way. Hardcore porn as the Sunday Night Movie. As these “sneak peek” porn slipups keep happening in public (and family) venues, you have to ask yourself “how much more has to happen before someone in our government steps up to protect THE CHILDREN”??
Best Buy has been responsible in the past about handling these type of incidents so let’s hope they continue their trend. They pulled a hardcore music CD after we reported to them the rancid lyrics and video proponents. They truly listened and acted quickly for the safety and benefit of their younger consumers. (You’ll notice I have their rewards programs as part of my affiliates, in part chosen for their good reputation).
By Ann Oui
Feb 21st, 2012 09:15 AM

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Shoppers at a South Carolina Best Buy were treated… er, horrified when 55-inch televisions in the store started playing what one woman described as “extremely, extremely pornographic” images. It took a few minutes before a manager was able to turn the televisions off, but by then, according to the local CBS affiliate, “several horrified families had seen it.”

The store said someone had used their wi-fi without authorization to upload the images to the televisions. The news station contacted Best Buy corporate, which issued the following statement:

“Two individuals accessed our store’s wireless signal to broadcast inappropriate content on a smart television display. In both cases, we worked immediately to disable the inappropriate content. We greatly apologize for this unfortunate incident and we are working to ensure that it does not happen again.”  

One woman quoted in the article was so upset she filed a complaint with the police “for dissemination of pornographic material.” The police, who have not yet assigned an investigator to the case (but will), told CBS they need to see the images to know if any state or local laws were violated. Young children were also reportedly in the vicinity and saw the material.

One customer says the experience was more than a little unpleasant for her. “I think even the word ‘pornographic’ doesn’t cover it,” Gloria Berg told 7 On Your Side. “I have never watched pornography, so I don’t know what else you can see there, but to me, I really felt extremely violated.”

One question that needs to be answered is why the store’s wireless network was apparently so easy to access. If it was not password protected, there will probably be hell to pay. If it was password protected, there will probably be another sort of hell to pay.

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