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andi*pandi
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Aug 10, 2021, 11:32 PM
 
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/07/...d_ContentQuery

Natick resident David Steiner was puttering in his garage on a sunny Sunday morning when a neighbor walking a dog called out to him: “Hey, your fence has been tagged.”

Steiner, who with his wife, Ina, publishes a news website about the e-commerce industry from their home, thought his neighbor must be joking — who would be graffitiing his new white vinyl fence on their quiet, tree-lined street?

It was June of 2019, and he had no clue that the vandalism was just the start of a bizarre harassment campaign directed by senior executives at one of the country’s leading Internet companies, eBay. Ultimately, the events would shatter the Steiners’ peaceful suburban life, result in criminal charges against six eBay employees and a contractor, five of whom have pleaded guilty, and contribute to the departure of eBay’s chief executive.

The abuse would culminate in the couple fearing for their lives as they were stalked in their own neighborhood by unknown perpetrators in a slow-moving black van.
     
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Aug 14, 2021, 12:32 AM
 
Paywall
     
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Aug 14, 2021, 08:06 AM
 
Take off the ?p1=HP_Feed_ContentQuery part of the url and try again. Worked for me that way. You might also have to disable ad blocking for that page. BG is one of those sites that doesn't always display text if they sniff an adblocker being used.
     
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Aug 14, 2021, 12:46 PM
 
The story is reported elsewhere too. Ars report - no paywall.
     
   
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