I guess its binary because as far as SAFE is concerned (which is the purpose of this forum) it has no mechanism to help out. And since this very problem is also in the current web to almost the same level of a problem. And due to the “streisand effect” could even be worse on the web where juicy stuff is duplicated far and wide to counter any attempts at censorship. I cannot see how the network being anonymous can help at all or can be changed to help. It’ll happen anyhow.
Now if you want to discuss Applications and safe sites and how they can deal with the situation then that is far from binary and a huge discussion in itself.
Yes this could be quite interesting.
For anonymous storage it would be interesting if SAFE’s censorship resistance makes this particular problem worse or not.
The private stuff needs only be uploaded once and people will learn that very quickly and so there isn’t the spreading of the private material to many places on SAFE. So in general I think it would be buried/lost very soon after uploading.
The “streisand effect” has played a big part in spreading private material far and wide whenever someone tries to remove the private material. How far it is spread depends on the noteworthiness of the person or material.
There are already web sites (backed up to the internet archive site) that dedicate themselves to the posting of this private and embarrassing material now. And whenever anyone tries to get the material removed the “streisand effect” proves itself alive and well.
Its pretty much binary for this particular thing and possibly SAFE will be better since hte “streisand effect” doesn’t get a chance to rear its “ugly” head (very often). But then again its not so much binary as “whats different - not much”
Ah this one would raise many topics from whats worse to whats better. And some pretty binary and some with a lot in between.
I don’t see it that way. We need to concern ourselves with what can be changed or helped and what is out of the realm of software.
So the posting of voyeur/private material is pretty much out of SAFE’s ability to affect and not the purpose of SAFE.
But to free humans from the bonds of insecurity and surveillance, then that is SAFE’s purpose in being written.
To solve world hunger then I’d say that is outside of SAFE.
To solve people’s losing their digital identities because of web hosts being hacked, then that too is an outcome of SAFE’s purpose.
Really you have to go back to WHY SAFE was developed and what benefits to mankind that will bring. Outside of that we can only discuss whether SAFE will make xzy issue better or worse and they are worthy of discussions. And in the case of your “privacy/voyeurism” then I say SAFE is essentially no different to what we have today (in the balance of things) and since its not a reason for SAFE being created then its not a SAFE “problem”. SAFE essentially does not make it worse or better.