The pillars will also offer free power, via USB charging sockets. There’s no risk of them slurping your phone’s contents, or infecting them via the BadUSB vulnerabilities , as the sockets contain no data lines. https://www.youtube.com/embed/JPzNT7o69UA“Its just power and ground,” saidBT spokesman Yusuf King. Free web browsing will not be allowed on the London Link pillars. When the service was introduced in New York in January, some people began using the embedded tablets to watch porn in public. LinkNYC put a stop to that last month when it shut down the web-browsing option on the pillars. ISPs in the U.K., including BT, are required to block adult content by default, so using the tablet to watch porn ought not to be possible there. Limiting the tablet to providing local information has other benefits, though, said King. “Another reason to remove the tablet web browser is to prevent people monopolising kiosks for long periods.” LinkUK, like LinkNYC, will be funded by advertising. Romesh Angunawela Moorfields Private Laser Eye Surgeon – YouTubeInstead of the posters or wrap-around ad spots that Primesight will sell on 17,500 other BT phone booths around the U.K., the new pillars will each carry two 55-inch HD displays running non-stop commercials and public service announcements. London’s traditional red phone boxes won’t disappear from London’s streets with the introduction of the new pillars: Many of the 602 remaining in the London area are legally protected as historic architectural features.
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