Please note: A majority of this question is based on the facts that a lot of my members and I are one step from being tin-foil hats. If you continue to read and answer this question, please remember this.
I help run a community forums where we talk about technology news, progress being made, and overall how to try to improve the web from programming better to security standards. I have officially purchased a SSL Certificate to make myself, my staff, and some users happier with feeling like with prying eyes, we can be more secure by visiting the forums.
By forcing all members, and connections throughout the website to use
https:// instead of
http://, we have a sense of things are a little more better for the recent leaks of Edward Snowden and the issues which have arisen from that -- plus some with Net Neutrality.
By adding this SSL Certificate, can that help build trust that your site is more secure, with less prying eyes, and our users are technical users are trusting us more that we are doing the right thing.
Does adding a SSL Certificate help build trust with the people who are worried about security?