Charlie Osborne

London-based Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She holds a degree in Medical Anthropology.

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Panic over: YouTube viewers are no longer royally screwed

An update to the YouTube blog yesterday has calmed fears that Viacom would be able to pick out identifiable user information about every video ever watched on YouTube. As answered before in my Q'n'A post, there was a possibility that recriminations could be filed against each individual who watched something which was copyrighted.

July 14, 2008 by


Moving house: diary of a dial-up user (part 2)

As you know from my previous post, it has been an absolute battle to try and get broadband connectivity to my new house in Canterbury. All the other seemingly complicated "hardware based" products like electricity, gas and water supplies have been easy to set up and continue flowing.

July 11, 2008 by


Virtual e-learning: the end of university?

University places are increasing more and more as the years go by, whilst e-learning and "in-house training" becomes the norm within business. Universities UK has reported that 70% of all incoming undergraduate students make up of 18-20 year olds, and is expected to drop dramatically from the beginning of the 2009 academic year and continuing to drop for the next 20 years.

July 9, 2008 by


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

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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