I think that's what France is trying to point out here.
When a company uses HTTPS proxies, it's just making it so all of the client browsers trust every HTTPS website.
Yes, HTTPS proxies save money, but so does not using any security.
I hate to say this but most, if not all, HTTPS proxies will do certificate/domain checking to verify that the cert is in fact valid. At my previous job I maintained a WebSence proxy/web filter for the company. I would get complains all the time when a site would become unaccessable because the site did not renew their certificate before it expired, and WebSense would block it.
Just keep in mind that you still need to protect phone/cable lines as well, but i think it's a good idea, if your utility offers it.
Repeat after me: "The patriot act allows searches without a warrant within 100 miles of any US border."
In your link, it states that
The Department of Homeland Security has the authority to stop, search and detain anyone, for any reason within a “Constitution Free Zone,” resident or traveler.
The FBI, local/state PD are not part of DHS, so they would need a warrant, consent, or probable cause (this includes terrorism) in order to conduct a search, even with-in 100 miles of the border.
So, I am in the planing of expanding my home network. I am going to include, a wordpress blog, email (including webmail, imap, etc) webserver (separate from wordpress), proxy server (with content filtering), file server, mysql, and a jabber server. I plan on centralizing logins by openldap. I will other people outside of my home accessing some of these services. My question to the masses is: should I run all of these on one box, or on a slightly bigger box in VM's. I am looking to keep co