I sincerely hope maidsafe can be an answer to this most worrisome trend. On all levels of politics rewriting history seems to be one of the most effective ways to brainwash, and now that google is one of the most influential corporations in the world, also this policy has been forced upon them.
Archiving content and making it publicly available for the next generations is of vital importance.
I have read that maidsafe does not care about time since it is mostly a human construct and needlessly complicate many technical problems. Will maidsafe make it possible to (approximately) verify when some piece of data was uploaded? I think this is an extremely important feature, like proof of existence in the bitcoin world.
Currently reading some historical piece of archived news one always has to consider if the news article has been manipulated in some way. If maidsafe can provide another level of assurance in that the news has not been altered since it was originally posted, this problem is mostly eliminated.