PRISM, Data Driven Marketing and Why Transparency Is Essential

Revelations about the American surveillance program called PRISM have been astounding, not so much because we have discovered that the US government has been spying on, well, everyone both within the United States and internationally, but because of the sheer scale of the program. This story initially broke on The Guardian when Glenn Greenwald reported…… Continue reading PRISM, Data Driven Marketing and Why Transparency Is Essential

How to enable the Personal Hotspot in iOS on Cell C

Is personal hotspot in iOS network dependent? I don’t see the option on my iPad 3 since I switched to my @CellC SIM. @cellc_support?— Paul Jacobson (@pauljacobson) June 13, 2012 I tweeted Cell C a while ago and asked about enabling the personal hotspot feature on my iPad. I bought the R1 299 pre-paid offer…… Continue reading How to enable the Personal Hotspot in iOS on Cell C

Wolfram Alpha app can tell you if it rained at your grandparents' wedding

I just came across this awesome Wolfram Alpha Personal Assistant app: the Genealogy & History Research Assistant. It helps you find a wealth of information and data associated with your family history. I was hoping the app would also let me build the family tree but it doesn’t do that. Instead, it answers a number…… Continue reading Wolfram Alpha app can tell you if it rained at your grandparents' wedding