I have noticed a steady stream of PR articles talking ad nauseum of the dangers of a contentious hard fork and how miners refusing to signal segwit are screwing us all. Many are quite well written and read like propaganda to me, so I am naturally suspicious of their intentions and motives.
I see many talking about investors that have a long position in BTC, also founders of startups that seek to open up a market for sidechain solutions. My understanding of segwit is that by moving witness data aside, then third parties no longer have the ability to change a tx id, which gave me the realization just hoe hard it would be to monitor the blockchain for specific transactions.
Would it be safe to assume that law enforcement or governmental entities are having a difficult time tracking criminal behavior because of this and that segwit would make their investigations significantly easier and less complicated? By adopting segwit are we abandoning what little anonymity remains in Bitcoin or am I missing something important?