Earlier this week, McDonalds began to filter, or restrict, certain types of content available via it's free WiFi at restaurants. This effort namely aimed at pornography, and it includes the stores in Tri-Cities.

Less than two years ago, Starbucks and McDonalds came under fire from advocacy groups who demanded they provide at least some filtering to prevent customers from looking up dicely websites on their phones or laptops while enjoying a latte' or Happy Meal. Now, neither chain was the subject of any known issues, but it's more a case of pressure from groups demanding more family friendly environments. Plus, it's been a growing snowball, with more and more food retail giants jumping on board.

Privacy and internet freedom advocates blasted the idea, saying it was censorship. But numerous parent and decency groups pushed the plan, the idea being who wants to go there with theirs kids, look over that guy sitting next to you, and get an eyeful of porn?

McDonalds made the announcement this week saying the vast majority of it's 14,000 restaurants now filter the types of content accessible in their stores. Chick-fil-A and Panera Breads were among the first facilities to censor their content, joining a growing number of national chains.

The move was met with nationwide approval especially by family advocacy groups.