Protecting Your Privacy

Does Winston anonymize my location?
Yes. Winston anonymizes your location by randomly routing every requested domain to a new exit point every 10 minutes. This ensures complete privacy and pro...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Does Winston block hidden third-party cookies?
Yes. Winston’s machine learning algorithm dynamically classifies, modifies, and blocks suspicious cookies, while letting through the first-party cookies tha...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Does Winston protect from someone being able to hack into your IoT devices?
While Winston isn’t specifically a cybersecurity device, it does add two strong defenses to a home network: First, Winston helps prevent hacking of your ...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Does Winston prevent software from "calling home" from inside the Winston network for unnecessary reasons?
Yes, Winston blocks anything unnecessary for the proper operation of the particular device. For example,  we do allow Windows PCs to send a DNS request to N...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:30 PM
What information about my internet activity will my ISP see if I use all the features of Winston?
Your ISP can possibly see that you made a request to Cloudflare, but they won't know what's in the request. For any traffic that is not routed thr...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:31 PM
Does Winston block browser fingerprinting?
Yes. Winston blocks the most sophisticated fingerprinting techniques, which exploit manufacturing differences (even between otherwise identical hardware dev...
Mon, 21 Oct, 2019 at 4:31 PM
How does Winston inspect and block encrypted HTTPS traffic?
All of Winston's capabilities work with https traffic. We don't use Man In The Middle (MITM). Instead, the application layer anti-tracking def...
Mon, 2 Dec, 2019 at 5:41 PM
Will Winston protect the microphone on my SmartTV from being spied on?
Regarding the microphone on your TV, if the TV is connected to the Winston network, Winston will prevent most data captured from the microphone from going t...
Mon, 2 Dec, 2019 at 6:21 PM