Facebook has announced a partnership with Websense aimed at protecting the social networking site's users from malicious links.

"From today a system by Web security company Websense will visit pages for users and apply a series of tests for Trojans, phishing attempts, botnets and other malware threats," writes The Inquirer's Kate O'Flaherty.

"If the link is malicious, the user will see a page that offers the choice to continue at their own risk, return to the previous screen, or get more information on why it is flagged as suspicious," O'Flaherty writes.

Go to "Facebook will check links for viruses" to read the details.

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