Winston makes it easy to protect your online privacy

From social media sites to government agencies, everyone wants a piece of your data nowadays. Winston is a plug-in-and-play solution that helps you restore some online privacy and protect yourself against hackers.

Winston makes it easy to protect your online privacy
  • What is a VPN? A VPN, or virtual private network, allows you to connect to the internet via a remote server. Most VPN services are designed to obscure your identity.
  • Are VPNs really effective? They can be, although some actually secretly log your online activity.
  • What is the easiest way to protect yourself online? Try Winston. This clever device provides effective plug-and-play protection against snoopers, hackers, and other online threats.

Five years ago, major data breaches were front-page news. Today, most leaks receive little attention. Over time, we have come to expect that our privacy will be invaded and our digital security threatened. But it doesn’t have to be like this.

Winston wants to help you reclaim your online privacy. This smart filter requires zero technical knowledge, and it provides powerful protection for all your devices. You simply plug it in, switch it on, and carry on browsing as normal.

How do you maintain online privacy?

Given the recent revelations about Facebook data gathering, any kind of online privacy seems difficult to imagine. Many websites now use small trackers to follow us across the web. They then use this data to sell ads, without us even realizing. Unfair, right? There is a solution.

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Get instant protection with Winston

By routing your internet connection through a mesh network, Winston disguises your IP address. Without this key identifier, sites are unable to track you effectively.

In addition, this device encrypts all the data that passes through your Wi-Fi network. Even if a hacker managed to gain access, your personal details and passwords would remain safe.

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Encrypt your data with Winston

Speaking of cyber crime—Winston uses a range of tools to block online threats. For instance, DNS rebinding allows hackers to take control of your smart devices (including webcams). Winston uses encryption to prevent such attacks.

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Winston is more effective than a VPN

Along with online privacy and security, Winston helps to make the web a friendlier place. The device automatically blocks 90,000 sites that are known for tracking and malware. It also blocks ads and gives parents control over content.

Zero knowledge required

Winston fits between your regular router and modem. There’s no software to install—you simply plug in the device and switch it on. As soon as Winston is active, it provides full-strength protection.

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Simply plug in and play

There is an optional browser extension, which offers anti-fingerprinting technology and the option to whitelist sites on the fly. However, you can quite happily use Winston without it.

“Comprehensive privacy is not only possible, it’s realistic. Our team is made of people with diverse technical backgrounds and skill sets, and a deep knowledge of the state of online privacy.”

“At Winston, we’re not only building products that put the power back into your hands, we’re also advocating for change.” — Winston Privacy on Kickstarter

Privacy goals

Even if you’re not that bothered about privacy, it’s worth protecting your personal data. Winston helps you maintain security without the hassle.

Future designs

At present, Winston has to be slotted in between your modem and your router. If you have an all-in-one, you might need to wait awhile before purchasing a Winston.

Availability

– Kickstarter: Until June 30

– Pledge: $209 USD

– Delivery: October 2019

Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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