Very little seems to be reliably secure anymore. It's disturbing to see just how much information companies like Google gather about you, and with the advent of social networking and sites like LinkedIn, it's very easy to put a lot of private information out there. Once you do that, it's there. You can take it down, but you can't be sure it's ever truly gone. It only takes a look at the Wayback machine to find something from 10 years ago and removed might still be lurking about.
There need to be more secure options that aren't clunky or complicated (requiring personal keys etc). That is what I was hoping Tor would be - I'm not interested in their onion sites. What I want is a bit of added privacy or anonymity without a slew of information being gathered about me in the process. If you want a web site to work nowadays, to be found and recognised by people, you don't forego Google. They're too popular, but I'll admit I'm so close to ditching Google, Gmail, Yahoo and similar altogether, and trying to find a more private option. The only thing is, for normal everyday people, I'm not sure one actually exists. Tor was a hope, but the FBI got around that with quite a bit of ease. Is email any more secure if it's on your own hosting account, but hosted on American servers?