Au Bon Pain’s WiFi Blocking Gay Rights, Abortion Sites

An Au Bon Pain store displays pastries July 01, 2008 in New York City.
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Au Bon Pain turns out to be a bad place to research issues of reproductive planning or sexuality online. After called out the sandwich chain for reportedly blocking sex, sexuality, and abortion information websites, DNAinfo ran its own little experiment and found that, indeed, sites such as, those on both sides of the abortion debate, and itself, were blocked. The chain responded on Twitter, tweeting, "We take this very seriously and want to remedy it best we can," explaining that the filtering had to do with "provider presets" but promising to try to limit the blocking. Sounds like the tech folks are going to have a busy night in sandwichland.