>> No amount of posturing will change the fact that the one who owns the
>> gateways has ultimate power on the traffic they carry
> YES! Tell this to the RIAA so they can go bully AT&T, Comcast, &c. instead
> of nine-year-old girls. Oh, wait
Actually, this is another reason why proxy interception exists on the workplace, as some users are too dumb not to engage in law-breaking activities there. That does not make company lawyers laugh a little bit.
>> it can just drop it if people start playing games
> If it can see that people started playing games.
People will only invest in specific filtering rules is they are worth the bother. Your example is not widespread, therefore it is not worth detecting so far.
> And, as I said, banks Do Not Want you to MITM their https connections.
And as I wrote before, such claims are worthless without any hard data to back them up. Show us a single case involving banks and proxies and we can talk.