If you're concerned about clicking links on social media sites, I'd recommend using "UntrackMe" (available on @fdroidorg ). Cleans up URLs and will redirect links from Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and more to a more privacy respecting frontend. Info available below.

fedilab.app/wiki/untrackme/

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Oh, and before someone says Google's privacy policy says it's fine because they don't use "personal" information (undefined), remember:

a) Google have been caught lying about what info they keep and use in court before (eg. Google Maps cars and SSID's)

b) their privacy policy pretty much just states all their services correlate your info

c) their own DNS privacy policy states that they *permanently * keep:

*Requested domain name
*Client's autonomous system number
*Timestamp

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I'm very cynical about #Google and #privacy, but they always find a new low.

I was helping someone set up wifi on a new #android 10 phone. I happened to look at the settings, and then "advanced" section hidden away under that.

I found that by default, Android avoids using your router/ISP's DNS for every online connection your phone makes.

They use 8.8.8.8 instead (Google) without asking.

This lets them know *every* connection your phone makes, from where, to who and when.

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**How neurons form long-term memories**

"Neuroscientists have identified genes that memory neurons use to rewire connections after new experiences. The findings shed light on the biology of long-term memory, with implications for future approaches to intervene when memory deficits occur with age or disease."

sciencedaily.com/releases/2020

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**Blocking protein restores strength, endurance in old mice**

"A single protein is a master regulator of mouse muscle function during aging, a new study finds. Blocking this protein increased muscle strength and endurance in old animals. It may play a role in age-related muscle weakening in humans."

sciencedaily.com/releases/2020

#science #news #bot

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**Gut microbiota plays a role in brain function and mood regulation**

"Depression is a mental disorder that affects more than 264 million people of all ages worldwide. Understanding its mechanisms is vital for the development of effective therapeutic strategies. Scientists recently conducted a study showing that an imbalance in the gut bacterial community can…"

sciencedaily.com/releases/2020

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**Seventeen genetic abnormalities that cause brain aneurysms**

"Intracranial aneurysm is a dilation of a blood vessel forming a fragile pocket. Rupture results in extremely severe hemorrhage. Researchers have examined the genome of more than 10,000 people suffering from aneurysms. 17 genetic abnormalities have been identified, notably involved in the function…"

sciencedaily.com/releases/2020

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Always a good song for Friday night

Waitin' On The Day - John Mayer

(since Invidious is gone)

youtube.com/watch?v=yVrMqvu2_f

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**New tests identify early changes in Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear**

"Researchers have found new forms of tau protein that become abnormal in the very early stages of Alzheimer's disease before cognitive problems develop. The scientists developed new tools to detect these subtle changes and confirmed their results in human samples."

sciencedaily.com/releases/2020

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"Google is an organization that excels at taking individual, seemingly-benevolent units of work and then combining them into things that are anti-competitive or just plain evil"

Interesting AMA from a Mozilla employee

tildes.net/~tech/ra8/i_am_a_mo

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**Gulf war illness, chronic fatigue syndrome distinct illnesses, Georgetown study suggests**

"A brain imaging study of veterans with Gulf War illness (GWI) and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (sometimes called myalgic encephalomyelitis), has shown that the two illnesses produce distinctly different, abnormal patterns of brain activity after moder…"

sciencedaily.com/releases/2020

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Country music is living through guys like this.

Chasin' That Neon Rainbow - Alan Jackson (Cody Jinks cover)

invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=

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Wow, the main #invidious instance(invidio.us) will be closed from September 1 and main developer Omar Roth is stepping away from development.

omar.yt/posts/stepping-away-fr

I think here's the beauty of free software, even when the main developer moves on, the project still lives on.

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