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    I can’t find any discussion of encryption on swift, so I presume encrypted connections are among the 5% that swift cannot handle. Which is fine, but on the other hand, do we really want a protocol that’s not merely vulnerable to 3rd party sniffing (as are unencrypted TCP/UDP connections) but actively places our information on arbitrary computers? This will presumably preferentially utilize systems with high bandwidth and storage capacities, which would necessarily advantage a well-funded mass-surveillance operation.

    It does not seem that encryption is a reasonable thing to expect, except for on-the-wire encryption, but I think we do need strong anonymity guarantees before we consider this system at all safe to use.