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To support our vision of making the world safe for exchanging digital information,Trend Microaspires to make a difference by using our 20 years of expertise in developing world-class security software for homes and businessesto make the world at large a better place. One of the ways we do this is through a commitment to make the Internet a safer place for young people around the world.
Can You Trust That Link?
By Lynette Owens
In an age when everyone can author or share information to a mass audience almost instantly, it is more critical than ever to develop and sharpen our ability to discern the credible from the implausible things we see online. This is true for students as well as adults.
There are many purveyors of false or biased information on the Internet – a company seductively advertising the effectiveness of its weight loss product, a politically-motivated organization hoping to persuade you to vote for their cause, a hacker attempting to fool you into clicking on something that infects your computer with malicious software.
Thankfully, among the mounds of information we find online, there is also the credible and the safe. It’s a good habit to have and teach others how to figure out which is which. I believe the skill to do this is made up of 2 basic things: information literacy and information security.