Just what is ‘common sense’?

When it comes to internet safety, one of the most oft-cited pieces of advice computer professionals hand out is this:

Use common sense.

One of the most common responses is this:

Great. Just what, exactly, is that?

When it comes to technology and safety, “common sense” is incredibly important, and yet incredibly ill-defined.

Let’s see if we can define it a little. I think many of the “rules” will sound familiar.

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