Comment: Serious?

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Serious?

To be clear, transport layer security (commonly known as SSL) does not do a thing to mask your IP address; it encrypts the data being transmitted.

And for that matter, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if the NSA has been buying up SSL cert companies for a long time (see link below).
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/december2007/191207_b_n...

Government sponsored SSL man-in-the-middle attacks are a very real possibility.

See here:
http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/ssl-traffic-vulnerab...