Apparently Wi-fi hotspots in cafes is the best place to do it
A report entitled ‘Mobile Adult Content: Monetisation, Technologies & Legislation 2013 – 2018‘ from Juniper Research is predicting that by 2017 some 250 million mobile phone or tablet will access adult content on their device by 2017. We’re talking porn here rather than gambling sites which also get classed as ‘adult’ by MNOs for example. The report’s author, Siân Rowlands, alos suggests that tablet users will become more likely to access such material. And a report by AdaptiveMobile discovered that cafés and restaurants offering Wi-fi connexions do not have any restrictions in place to block such access.
Usage on tablets would be fuelled by the increasing trend towards tablets becoming personal, as opposed to shared household devices, thereby alleviating user concerns that other family members might view inappropriate content.
A new report from Juniper Research has found that by 2017, a quarter of a billion people will use their mobile or tablet device in order to access adult content.
Juniper Research argues that smartphones and tablets have become key distribution channels for adult service providers, with those at the forefront of the industry ensuring that content is differentiated for and tailored to the increasingly mobile audience.
Although network operators throughout the EU routinely impose locks on adult content when users are browsing the mobile web via their cellular network, most access currently occurs via Wi-Fi, where default content blocks are not in place says Juniper.
AdaptiveMobile fleshes these arguments out with actual numbers. It found that found that one in three (30 per cent) of UK cafés and restaurants have no filtering in place to prevent children accessing pornography.
Typical pornographic websites include PornHub.com; ILoveCocaine.com and adult dating sites like AdultFriendFinder.com were viewable.
Better still, parallel research in the US investigation showed that three out of four (72 per cent) American cafés and restaurants have no restrictions on access to pornography.
Report author Siân Rowlands observed that ,”We expect to see continued migration to smartphones and tablets, as more enhanced, tailored content makes its way onto these personal devices.”
Luckily, AdaptiveMobile can provide mobile network operators (MNOs) with comprehensive network-based security solutions enabling them to protect their customers against the growing threat of mobile abuse.
A ‘Mobile Adult Content ~ What’s Nexxxt?’ whitepaper is available to download from the Juniper website here.