i've been reading up on SSL, Tor, VPNs, OpenVPN, I would say, the question would be from whom. http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/03/26/1334254/Government-Could-Forge-SSL-Certificates
it appears somewhat trivial for a government to get fake CA authority, with or w/o a warrant. so SSL, can't get secure.
i did install certificate patrol on FF, though, i'm not sure i understand it all. and changed to opera for flash and gmail, as chrome uses IE's certificates, which apparently are more dubious.
Tor is slow, but the endpoints are worldwide, so if more ppl use it, maybe it would get faster someday, maybe post-snowden, more ppl will grow its nodes.
see:eff.org for fun, i am 1 in 3 million /uniquely identifable with 21 bits of information https://panopticlick.eff.org/index.php? ... log&js=yes
All of human unhappiness comes from one single thing: not knowing how to remain at rest in a room - Pascal (Ch.1, commentary)