I have an easier time trusting individuals and corporations I personally know than large companies with whom my only relationship is as a certificate vendor. I’m also a huge proponent of democratizing both publishing on the Internet and the Internet itself.
Even if your site is browsed over HTTPS, it can be insecure if any assets (images, scripts, styles) are transferred over an HTTP connection. This will trigger a “mixed content” warning in the browser that many will brush off as unimportant. The warning can be a major issue for some sites, though, and I want to explain why.
Jetpack’s Photon service doesn’t like it when image assets are served over SSL. I took some time to dig in to the issue and coded a quick workaround to enable Photon on a site locked down to serve all assets over SSL.