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Join Winston’s pilot program.

Pre-pay for 1 year of Winston updates and get your Winston device free ($150 savings).

Join Winston’s pilot program.
Get a free Winston device.

Why join this pilot program? Your benefits.

Winston has been re-engineered with stronger privacy features and  now runs on a privacy mesh network. Join the pilot program and get a hefty discount on a Winston in exchange for your input. 


Your Winston is FREE in this pilot program.  We're rewarding early adopters willing to give us feedback.  Subscribe for a year of Winston protection at the usual  price of $14.99/month in this pilot program, and the Winston device is FREE (a $150 value).

You get priority support.  Pilot program participants get a direct line to Winston staff for both support and feedback.

You get unparalleled, comprehensive privacy protection that extends well beyond what any VPN can do.  Winston strips out the tracking that powers the surveillance economy.  That protects all the devices in your house, makes your browsing experience advertising free, and — most surprisingly — makes your web browsing faster as a result of removing the code bloat in place to track what you do online.


"Surveillance is the business model of the internet."
Bruce Schneier

The Harvard Gazette, "On Internet Privacy, Be Very Afraid"
August 2017

You want true privacy online. 

You know a VPN isn’t enough.    

You’re willing to answer questions from our founders about how the device works for you, in exchange for a free device.    

Enthusiastic early adopters are perfect for the pilot program.  

Join if you're somewhat savvy and flexible when it comes to technology, and if you're comfortable with a pre-release product. Today's Winston is fully functional in our lab, but it may not be in a perfect state. Join if you want to drive the direction of the product, you're  willing to give us somewhat technically inclined feedback in exchange for an extended level of support.     

Who is not a good fit for this pilot program?     

The pilot program is not suitable if you have an all-in-one modem/wireless router solution, since Winston sits between the modem and any other direct connection to the Internet. That's true whether a wireless router, wired router, or direct link from a computer is involved. It's not a fit if you aren't interested in giving feedback or aren't somewhat technically inclined. It's not a fit if finding a bug annoys you more than it delights you to help us fix the bug. It's not suitable as a gift. Winston has not been lab-tested outside of the US, so the pilot program is not available outside the US at this time. That said, if you're outside of the US and interested in trying Winston, please contact us and let us know, and we'll evaluate possibilities. 


Who should participate?

Pilot program reservations are being taken now.  

You can sign up to be notified via email about pilot program developments. 

Or, you can reserve your pilot program spot now, if you're ready to purchase.  You'll pay for a year's worth of Winston software updates at $14.99/month ($179.88) and you'll receive your Winston device free (a $150 value). 

Winston devices for the pilot program will ship about mid-December 2018. 

This production run for the pilot program will be finite. Only 50 Winston devices will be available in the pilot program.

"I don't think things are hopeless, some genius will figure out how to get around all this."
Survey Respondent
Pew Privacy and Information Sharing Study
January 2016

How can you get involved? The mission.

The founders of Winston worked in that area of marketing where technology meets advertising, and they saw firsthand the invasive ways that tracking compromises privacy. 

Surveillance has become the foundation of the modern internet's business model.  Facebook and Google pixels track the majority of the internet at this point (not just Facebook and Google properties), and those companies even have deals set up to track our offline behavior and purchases.  Shadow profiles exist on every living human in America, and your behavioral data is bought and sold on innumerable data exchanges.

The pending Internet of Things will complicate the situation greatly.  Existing privacy settings work on a you-need-to-opt-out basis that is cumbersome and impractical.  The legalese around privacy clouds any decision-making, and privacy settings and forms are consciously engineered to get the average person to make choices against self-interest. The settings and forms also intentionally leverage persuasive psychological principles to influence you against making any change at all. 

If the product is free, you are the product.

Some privacy safeguards exist, but they're incomplete.  Browser extensions can't be comprehensive, and existing privacy extension offerings at times actually sell your data.  VPNs can be a partial solution, but when it comes to tracking?  They simply send the tracking information requested by companies on a secure channel.  And all a VPN does is encrypt the connection between device and endpoint. You still answer requests for your behavioral data. You're just doing so on an encrypted channel.  

On one hand, the situation feels exhausting, as if no one can do anything about this.  On the other hand, the situation feels extreme, as if someone has to step up to do something. Something has to be done to safeguard privacy for the average internet users, so data isn't collected on you unless you are aware and OK with it.

Join Winston’s pilot program.

  • Scrambles, encrypts and anonymizes your internet activity.
  • Blocks tracking and ads.
  • One Winston protects your computer, tablet, phone and all your smart devices.

"We shouldn’t have to choose between using new technologies and keeping our personal information private."

ACLU statement on Internet Privacy
retrieved March 2018

Be the first to experience true anonymous and ad free web browsing.  

"Surveillance is the business model of the internet."

Bruce Schneier
The Harvard Gazette, "On Internet Privacy, Be Very Afraid"
August 2017

"We shouldn’t have to choose between using new technologies and keeping our personal information private."

ACLU statement on Internet Privacy
retrieved March 2018

"I don't think things are hopeless, some genius will figure out how to get around all this."

Survey Respondent
Pew Privacy and Information Sharing Study
January 2016

Enter Winston.

At Winston Privacy, we believe you should have control over your own privacy.  So we’re blocking all non-consensual data collection.  Really.  No logging, no loopholes.  No fine print reverses that promise.  Remember Google's abandoned motto, "Don't be evil?"  At Winston, we muse that we can't be evil, because we don't keep your data, and we can't sell what we don't keep.  You are not our product.  The Winston device you buy to protect your online privacy is our product.

You can sign up below for information about Winston, the current privacy landscape, and participation in our pilot program.  If you join our pilot program, you'll be one of the very first members of the public to leverage our comprehensive privacy technology.

Finally, word of mouth is a potent force when you're on a mission that matters.  If you agree with our mission, please tell people. The privacy situation is worse than the average person thinks, but the average person also believes the privacy situation is hopeless.  Not true.  Winston will make privacy easy.  Winston will do so comprehensively.  If you think we're on to something at Winston, tell others about us.  We would be honored. 


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