Another update: because of network load changes around the Internet this evening (I’m guessing), my VPN switched from a “Secure Core” connection through Switzerland (at about an 80% load factor) to Sweden (at 70% load), All other security features are turned on. About Brave now responds properly for me, During my earlier testing, in addition to Switzerland, a connection through Russia had also not worked for me. It appears to me that About Brave is sensitive to the country of origin of my IP address: Switzerland and Russia invoke the “cannot connect” error, and Sweden does not. I may not be understanding what is really going on, but whatever it is, it seems quirky and strange to me. Throughout all of today, I have been accessing many websites, both in Canada and in Switzerland, with no problems, while the VPN was connected. I’ve had no issues with the Brave Community website (i.e., this one). The problem has been localized in the About Brave access, and now that is working again, through the VPN that goes through Sweden. ???