I see nothing in here about how they plan to address shared web hosting. To me that's always been more of an issue than the cost of the certificate.... Current implementations of SSL requires one certificate to be bound per IP address, and there is no "hostname" request from the browser like there is with HTTP. When I can pick up a certificate for less than $20 per year, the cost of the certificate is not going to hold me back... The fact that I can't install the certificate on my "Shared hosting" website, would however.
And in other news.. Water is still wet... Duh! i think by now we're all pretty aware the NSA was and is spying on pretty much everyone.
it's actually fairly common for any fairly new generation firewall that does Deep Packet Inspection for Intrusion Prevention, Content Filtering, etc. The firewall has to be able to view the data unencrypted to scan it for the "normal" stuff. Nothing overtly hostile in the intent there, just the way it works.
It goes beyond that though... AT&T already charges a higher prices for the "unlimited data" plans for their smart phones than almost any other carrier in the US... Plus they shouldn't brand it as an unlimited plan if they don't mean unlimited.