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Professor John Naughton

Steering Committee Member

Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH)


Professor John Naughton is a Senior Research Fellow at CRASSH, Emeritus Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology at the Open University, Director of the Wolfson Press Fellowship Programme and the Technology columnist of the London Observer. His most recent book, From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: what you really need to know about the Internet, is published by Quercus. He was co-director of the Technology and Democracy and Conspiracy and Democracy research projects at CRASSH. His most recent work and publications have focussed on surveillance capitalism and the power and responsibilities of technology corporations.

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The Trust & Technology Initiative brings together and drives forward interdisciplinary research from Cambridge and beyond to explore the dynamics of trust and distrust in relation to internet technologies, society and power; to better inform trustworthy design and governance of next generation tech at the research and development stage; and to promote informed, critical, and engaging voices supporting individuals, communities and institutions in light of technology’s increasing pervasiveness in societies.

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