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A plug-n-play hardware filter that reclaims your use of the Internet on ALL connected devices at home. Stop tracking, spying & hacking. Get Winston now on Indiegogo:
A plug-n-play hardware filter that reclaims your use of the Internet on ALL connected devices at home. Stop tracking, spying & hacking. Get Winston now on Indiegogo:
1,496 backers pledged $514,669 to help bring this project to life.

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Winston: Take Back Control of Your Online Privacy

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Guaranteed Delivery

We’re providing a 100% delivery guarantee - if Winston isn’t produced or delivered for any reason - we’ll fully return the money pledged via Kickstarter.

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Winston’s founder, Richard Stokes, was in the ad-tech industry for over a decade, most recently as the Global Head of Innovation for the media intelligence division of the world's largest advertising agency. 

In that role, he saw the industry move to embrace new technologies that track, mine, and sell private information (imagine every song you like, every relationship, every purchase you make, and every secret you have being stored forever in the cloud). 

That was the beginning of the omnipresent surveillance state. Rich decided this was not a world that he wanted his children to grow up in. It all came down to one question…if he wasn't the person to do something about it, then who would?

That’s where Winston comes in. 

We founded Winston Privacy with a clear mission: to help Internet users take back control over their personal information. 

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. Our founder is an engineer by training who left a career in advertising after seeing firsthand the increasing abuses of personal data that are taking place. 

At Winston, we’re not only building products that put the power back into your hands, we’re also advocating for change.

Our team began the Winston journey by shipping 20 beta units so that users could put our claims to the test. Now that we’re 100% sure Winston is ready for market, we decided to turn to the Kickstarter community for our official debut. 

We’ll use all of the funds from our Kickstarter campaign to fund manufacturing for the first large scale order and get privacy to your home.

We can’t thank you enough for checking out our project and helping us make Winston a reality. 

We know not everyone will be able to support us with a pledge, so even if you can’t give a dollar or purchase Winston, if you’re a supporter of Winston, you can help us spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram and anywhere else you can think of! 

Access our Media / Press Kit here. 

Risks and challenges

There are always certain risks that can arise at any moment during a project like this. That being said, we’re confident in our ability to produce, and have taken all the necessary measures. We have a highly qualified team and have partnered with leading manufacturing and fulfilment companies around the world. We just need your help to bring everything to fruition. Don’t worry, we’re completely prepared to bring Winston to your home, and we have the manpower to make it happen, but if anything comes up along the way, you’ll be the first to know.

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    Super Early Bird Winston

    Back this reward and you’ll receive one Winston hardware box plus the accompanying Winston software for almost 30% off of the retail price. This reward also includes a FREE subscription to the Winston software for a full year!

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    Back this reward and you’ll receive one Winston hardware box plus the accompanying Winston software for almost 25% off of the retail price. This reward also includes a FREE subscription to the Winston software for a full year!

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    Back this reward and you’ll receive one Winston hardware box plus the accompanying Winston software for over 15% off of the retail price. This reward also includes a FREE subscription to the Winston software for a full year!

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    Save 16% off the retail price.

    Get one Winston plus a FREE subscription to the Winston software for a full year!

    Retail: $249 + $8.25/month ($99/year) after the first year.

    Guaranteed delivery or your money back.

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    Winston + Lifetime Subscription

    Back this reward and you’ll receive one Winston hardware box plus a LIFETIME subscription to the accompanying Winston software and all updates for 63% off the retail price.

    Retail: $942 (Winston + lifetime subscription)

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    1x Winston + Lifetime Subscription

    Save 63% off the retail price ($942).

    Say goodbye to monthly VPN fees and wave hello to the world's most advanced privacy device!

    Get one Winston plus a LIFETIME subscription to the accompanying Winston software and all updates.

    Guaranteed delivery or your money back.

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    • Lifetime subscription
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    Winston 2-Pack

    Back this reward and you’ll receive two (2) Winston hardware boxes plus the accompanying Winston software for almost 30% off of the retail price. This reward also includes a FREE subscription to the Winston software for a full year!

    Retail: $498

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    2x Winston + Lifetime Subscription

    Save 65% off the retail price ($1884).

    Say goodbye to monthly VPN fees and wave hello to the world’s most advanced privacy device!

    Get two (2) Winston hardware boxes plus a LIFETIME subscription to the accompanying Winston software and all updates.

    Guaranteed delivery or your money back.

    Includes:
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    • Lifetime subscription
    • Gigabit Ethernet cable x2
    • Power adapter
    • 1-year warranty
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    3x Winston + Lifetime Subscription

    Save 66% off the retail price ($2,826).

    Say goodbye to monthly VPN fees and wave hello to the world’s most advanced privacy device!

    Get three (3) Winston hardware boxes plus a LIFETIME subscription to the accompanying Winston software and all updates.

    Guaranteed delivery or your money back.

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    • Lifetime subscription
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    Early Shipment Winston

    Back this reward and you’ll receive one Winston hardware box plus the accompanying Winston software BEFORE ANYONE ELSE! This reward secures you the first round of Winston shipments.

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    Early Delivery + Lifetime Subscription

    Get Winston 3 months before ANYONE else!

    Limited to only 65 units and then they are gone forever!

    Save 57% off the retail price ($942).

    Say goodbye to monthly VPN fees and wave hello to the world’s most advanced privacy device!

    Get one Winston plus a LIFETIME subscription to the accompanying Winston software and all updates.

    Guaranteed delivery or your money back.

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