With increased adoption there comes more information for relays to sample. I remember a discussion about this a few months back, but I think it would be nice if we refreshed the topic and discussed the plans, it’s effectiveness and any potential flaws.
I remember being told that communications would be dual channeled. Meaning that a relay can only witness only one direction for any given connection. So quering would go through one relay and results would return through another. The issue of snooping though reduced still remains.
Someone then proposed an onion routing system between the user and the network. I’m unsure if this proposal was accepted or found to be flawed. If implemented, would it be optional or default behavior. This is important IMHO, as most data on the network will likely be public thus subject to snooping and possibly censoring (a distributed blacklist of datamaps).
One option might be to connect to SAFE through friends much in the same way Freenet implements their signature Darknet mode. Just throwing the though out there. @dirvine ?