There seems to be a lot of questions posed in this thread, which, if you take your time to think about the purposes of the SAFE network, answer themselves.
1. The proliferation of child porn and other such undesirable content over the network.
At the moment I can honestly say that I have never stumbled across child pornography, or hardcore pornography for that matter. In my day to day use of the internet it’s just not an issue. There have been times that adverts for “The Tinder of Sex” or similar have appeared on my screen, but that is usually when I’m searching for torrent files or similar, basically using websites which are questionable in their content anyway. Also, one of the aims of the SAFE network is to monetise websites without the need for advertising, so this content won’t necessarily appear in front of the average user anyway.
2. The safety for child porn creators behind the anonymous SAFE network
The fact that there are no log files or content identification and tracking can be viewed two ways.
While it may lead to the undesirable conclusion that more people will look at child pornography, it could also be looked at another way.
If the police can’t access databases of who has viewed which websites or who is sharing which content then it forces them to go after the source instead. They will NEED to focus on using the content to identify the creator. This can only be a good thing. Surely stopping someone creating pornographic images and videos of children is more valuable than stopping people looking at the results? It means the police will need to revert back to the old fashioned idea of investigating in the “real” world. Collaborating with schools, carers and social services the world over to identify and protect vulnerable children. Arresting those who look at child pornography doesn’t stop its creation.
3. TOR already exists.
Paedophiles (yes, i’m in the UK and that’s how you spell it!) and others who may wish to use the SAFE network for nefarious purposes already have the Dark Web for that. There are thousands, if not millions, of services online who offer to shield your IP address by bouncing encrypted content around the web before it arrives at your computer. Yes, this can be reverse engineered to eventually find a source IP, but that doesn’t stop them. I find it hard to imagine that someone with such desires will currently be stopped by the risk of getting caught so I don’t imagine there will be a massive surge in numbers if the SAFE network succeeds in offering total anonymity.
4. EVERYONE will be anonymous
There has been talk of crimes being committed against people on the SAFE network. This is highly unlikely since any personal details will be encrypted and broken into pieces before being distributed. The only way this can happen is if someone manages to access your username and password to log into the network (in my understanding - correct me if I’m wrong). This information isn’t held on the network so it will come down to either someone in close proximity to you watching you type, a keylogger being installed on your computer by the traditional web or a dodgy .exe file, or you writing down your username and password somewhere and it being intercepted. Either way, the crime didn’t happen on the SAFE network!
Basically what this amounts to, IMO, is a big fuss about nothing. There’s no need for a content filter - just don’t go looking for it and you won’t see it.