Usenet with SSL is considered one of the safest forms of communication left, - but given that usenet clients\readers do not generally display a padlock sign or web-page warning messages about the validity of the certificates on the server that it is connecting to, - How would someone know if they were connecting to a server that had a compromised certificate and thus prone to eavesdropping? Government are pushing all the time for ISPs to intercept SSL and decrypt. Why is the internet service provider noted in the data stream for example? Addtionally, everything that I tried to download in the last week or so would not open and play within the client. How likely is it that the ISP had managed at some point to get inbetween my client and the server to eavesdrop\capture the traffic?