Snowden picture.jpg>to be fair there are 100s of countries in the world that would love nothing better than the ability to listen to what their citizens are posting on forums> it more as a way to ensure people are safe from their government
This statement is nonsensical.
The USA will tell the certificate authorities to hand over their keys or they are vanished.
And they do it only they have gag orders preventing them form saying this, same for china.
Same for ISPs if you think you are protected form the government by SSL I have to laugh.
No you get more control to the government who of course owns the SSL authorities.
There literally is no need for SSL. Literally ZERO !
The hypothetical example is someone planting some spying equipment on a rely station only:
1) This equipment costs millions
2) The government is already doing this
3) The Certificate Authorities already gave the government their keys so the government knows all.
There is literally no reason for this. The only reason for SSL are fagots who use public hot spots and the hot spot is compromised and will steal your passwords.
Out side of this ZERO.
SSL give the government additional ways to shut down a website for example revoke its SSL certificate and the users get a big RED warning sign that its not secure.
Did you all miss the fact that we live in a post Snowden world ?! HELLO ! This is not 2005 !>what their citizens are posting on forums
Facebook already forwards all you post and all the data they have on you to the gov.