Okay I know self encryption was originally designed as the first step in uploading to the SAFE network. But could it be used for local storage encryption instead? What I’m thinking is solving two main problems:
Right now we have no really good local encryption program. The last good encryption program was TrueCrypt and that’s long since been retired. We really do need a replacement. Could SAFE, or an app for SAFE, be modified to fill this role or function. Offline local encryption.
Not everyone will have access to internet at the time they have data they want to encrypt. In short there may be a waiting period. Say you take your phone or laptop out with you into the bush and want to take some photos with GPS coordinates. Or say there is a natural disaster or a protest or something and the internet goes down (or is taken down). One would still have data they could record locally and want encrypted but the upload time would have to wait until connection with the internet is reestablished. So essentially what happens when one wants to cache encrypted data while waiting for upload to the SAFE network?
This is why I ask can data be encrypted without uploading it. And can one place data in their SAFE drive locally without being connected to the SAFE network?