Protecting Your Privacy

Does Winston hide my location?
Winston scrambles your IP address by randomly routing every requested domain to a new exit point usually every 10 minutes, depending on your activity. This ...
Wed, 11 Dec, 2019 at 5:34 PM
Does Winston block hidden third-party cookies?
Yes. Winston’s AI cookie handling modifies, and blocks suspicious cookies third-party, while letting through the first-party cookies that enable websites to...
Wed, 11 Dec, 2019 at 5:37 PM
Does Winston protect from someone being able to hack into your IoT devices?
While Winston isn’t specifically a cyber security device, it does add two strong defenses to a home network: First, Winston helps prevent hacking of yo...
Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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 NC...
Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 at 10:27 AM
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...
Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 at 10:29 AM
Does Winston block browser fingerprinting?
Yes. Winston's browser extension (while connected to your  blocks the most sophisticated fingerprinting techniques, which exploit manufacturing differe...
Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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...
Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 at 10:31 AM
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