Charlie Osborne

London-based medical anthropologist Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher.

Latest Posts

Keeping the web open, by letting the EU deal with things

Privacy International have said that Google's new Street View tool could breach data protection laws if people's faces are shown, according to the BBC, whereas the creator of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has made it clear that the success of the web has been because it's open for everybody, and that it needs to stay that way to continue growing in technological development and size.

July 8, 2008 by

1 Comment

Students and the browser war

Note: I just want to quickly apologise for the lack of posts recently; moved into a new house and broadband won't be set up for a while, so had to resort to dial-up which is proving troublesome. I'll do my best, considering this is essentially my income, as lack of posts means I can't pay the rent.

July 6, 2008 by


Q'n'A: Are Youtube users are royally screwed?

I've been reading the headlines today, and the main headlines on most of the top technology websites are about the YouTube/Google/Viacom saga. I'd like to call this: Youglecomgate, a potentially volatile situation hovers over the midst of everyone who has been on YouTube ever, so that's probably the majority of the globe.

July 3, 2008 by


Working online from home in your pyjamas

A good proportion of a working day in the average office, is indeed working outside of the office. It seems nowadays though, the opportunity has arisen to let those who can't get a job - students for example - to utilise their skills for the online market.

July 1, 2008 by

1 Comment

Find nearby printers easily

I was reading on10 a few days ago and came across a brilliant post. Xerox have created a driver which plugs straight into Windows, and searches for printers close to your physical location.

June 30, 2008 by


Google curbs essay-writing service advertisements

Corporations over time gain social responsibility for the products they release: Microsoft and their report abuse features, Facebook and their privacy settings, and now Google are adding more to the list.I spoke some time ago about plagiarism, more on a positive note, considering the use of plagiarism detection style software is being used for finding authors of extremist material.

June 30, 2008 by


Your correspondence so far

It's been just over a month now since I started writing here, and it's certainly been an interesting one. I've had many emails over the last month asking me this, that and the other, not even a single death threat yet!

June 29, 2008 by