Wesley Messamore

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Headline news journalist with an eye on politics, fintech, equities markets, and global macro-finance. Libertarian and a friend to business people, entrepreneurs, engineers, artists, and people of faith.

Netflix’s Latest Anti-Password Sharing Update

Back in April, Netflix made it clear that it wants to make password and account sharing a paid practice. Now, the streaming platform has an update on how it plans to implement paid sharing. According to this update, Netflix will prompt users to pay an additional fee if they use an account on a TV or TV-connected device at a location outside their primary household for over two weeks. Each additional home will cost an extra $1.17 USD to $2.99 USD depending upon the region.

Chaos as Taliban Close in on Kabul, Afghan Army Surrenders in Mass

Taliban fighting forces have begun to surround the outskirts of the Afghan capital city of Kabul. The resurgent Taliban military appears to be on the verge of resuming power after nearly two decades fighting Western allied powers in their homeland. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has called on the international community to help the Afghan government

Hackers Increase Crop Yields By 50% Using RNA Tweak

Researchers at the University of Chicago touted a breakthrough in gene editing of vegetables to improve crop yields this week. The results of the research were published in the journal Nature Biotechnology. By using a protein to selectively erase certain parts of a plant’s RNA, they were able to produce 50% improvements in crop yields

Ontario Police Investigates Indigenous Boarding School-Deaths

In Ottawa, the chief community chief reported, Ontario First Nation Community’s local police force is launching a criminal investigation where more or less 200 indigenous students were found dead at the state-run former boarding school. Reopening wounds on the country’s forever mistreatment of indigenous citizens. Mark Hill, chief of Six Nations of the Grand River

Your Smartphone Is About to Become As Smart As You

AI has gripped the public imagination and attention for years now. Quite literally— making decisions for us and about us behind the scenes, in supercomputing core nodes on the cloud network. It influences what we see and think when we use our devices, an influence that is increasingly more intertwined with our “real” lives this

Woman With Cerebral Palsy To Climb Stairs For Fundraiser

Don’t call her a victim. 24-year-old Becca Neels doesn’t think of herself as one. She has cerebral palsy and walks with the help of a cane in each hand, with supports that wrap around her forearms so they don’t wobble to help her balance. CP is a brain disorder, usually from birth, that leaves a

Rhode Island Makes Financial Literacy A Required Class For All High School Students

Forget high school financial literacy for a moment–– adult financial literacy in America is shockingly low. Maybe not that shocking: The U.S. national debt recently soared past $30 trillion, leaving pensioners and younger generations wondering how the federal government will meet all its outstanding obligations. If Congress can’t even set a balanced budget, what hope is

US-EU Trade Dispute Resolution Looks Like Something Right Out of 1984

The U.S. and European Union settled a costly trade war Tuesday, agreeing to abolish tariffs on purchases of new airplanes across the Atlantic. The tariffs have restricted trade for the last seventeen years, between their respective domestic airline businesses and the world’s two largest plane manufacturers, Boeing and Airbus. But don’t think that relaxing taxes

Employee Retention in US Companies Falls to 20-Year Low

The latest U.S. Labor Department statistics for employee retention in the United States reveal a restless–– and optimistic workforce. The latest print, with data from April saw U.S. workers leaving their jobs at a rate of 2.7%. That figure is a sharp increase over the April numbers a year ago, which showed 1.6% of U.S.

India Restarts Vaccine Aid as Nepal’s Covid Situation Worsens

Struggling with the pressure of unruly internal politics and warring cultural factions, the small landlocked nation of Nepal is falling behind the rest of the world in mitigating damage from the coronavirus pandemic. But neighboring India has reopened vaccine aid and other medical equipment to fight down the death toll from Covid-19. Tensions in Nepal

China Tightens Rules for Big Tech Firms Like Tencent, Tesla

The Chinese government passed a new law regulating big tech companies Thursday. Together with a regulatory proposal updated by the National People’s Congress in April, the new policy represents increasing government oversight and regulation of the country’s growing tech industry, and foreign tech companies with operations in China. Building on the 2017 Cybersecurity Law, China’s

Can Schools Mandate Covid-19 Vaccines for Children?

While states have mandated certain vaccines for public school students for years, coronavirus vaccine requirements are a controversial issue today. Most school districts and schools across the United States lack the authority require coronavirus vaccinations for K-12 students, but states could make it policy, if they have the will and public support to do it.

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