VPNs: Not a Guarantee to Internet Access

When reporting on a story, I typically know that I’m working with an alluring narrative when I suddenly start unearthing new, unexpected topics in the midst of research. There is a boost of adrenaline that comes from the intellectual discovery, which in turn propels the story forward. That’s how a lot of my stories in …

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Google Users Turn Elsewhere to Avoid Headaches

Using Google these past three weeks has been damn right hellish. Even with a VPN (virtual private network) on, Google Chat periodically kicks out. Running undistinguishable searches at my office (where there is no VPN) has ultimately led me to the oh so vexing "can't-open-page" screen. It's not like I'm searching for "corrupting" info about …

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