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Protect Your Online Privacy With the Winston Hardware Filter

If you're concerned about privacy, the best way to protect it is at the source. Winston makes blocking invasive behavior as simple as plugging it in.

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As we conduct more of our lives online, we’re realizing just how much we do in public, whether we realize it or not. And while some violations of privacy are more egregious than others, you don’t have to put up with them. The Winston Privacy Filter makes privacy as simple as plugging it into your router, and right now you can get it for $179, a savings of 10%.

When you connect Winston, you have a choice between High Compatibility and Aggressive modes. The High Compatibility mode is designed to filter out the most common annoyances, like ads and trackers. Aggressive mode gives you total control, using both custom-designed modules chosen through your web browser and your own whitelist to fine-tune what it allows through and booting the rest.

Since it’s connected at the source, it does this automatically for every device on your network, from your smart kitchen to your phone. Both modes also prevent “fingerprinting” your device and domain name system (DNS) lookups. For example, your internet service provider might use DNS to determine you have a smart TV and bombard you with ads for a streaming service you don’t want.

Plus, it intermixes your traffic with other, randomly chosen Winston users across a privacy mesh network, swapping every ten minutes to make your activity even harder to sort out. This creates a sort of camaraderie with fellow Winston users, who gave the device an average score of 4.7 out of 5 stars on Trustpilot.


Winston not only does all this, but it also looks good doing it. The anodized aluminum cover is both stylish and designed to keep Winston cool and functioning no matter how intense your web surfing gets. Prop it up with a kickstand to show it off, or lay it flat to discreetly keep it next to your modem or router.

Finally, there’s nothing to subscribe to. After saving 10%, and getting Winston for $179, all you have to do is plug it in, and surf with confidence.

Prices subject to change.

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