Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News

Martin Brinkmann

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Martin Brinkmann is a journalist from Germany who founded Ghacks Technology News back in 2005. Martin started his career as a tech support representative at a large German financial corporation which he used to finance his college education in English, Information Technology and History.


He quit college and his job when Ghacks began to attract a large enough readership. He made the decision to become a full time blogger and webmaster, and has not looked back since.


Martin is interested in all things tech. His primary focus is on desktop operating systems, web browsers, Internet services, and privacy related topics.


He published the book The Complete Windows 10 Privacy Guide: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version in 2017. Martin writes a weekly column for fellow tech site Betanews as well.


You can reach Martin on Facebook or on Twitter. Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page to contact the author directly.


Martin has been quoted or mentioned in many major online and print publications, including Forbes, Lifehacker.com, ComputerWorld, LinkedIn, Reddit, Betanews.com, Bleeping Computer, TechCrunch, PC World, Tom's Hardware, Slashdot, Hacker News, The Register, and more.

Martin's articles on Ghacks

Ghacks Deals: The CompTIA Cyber Security Expert Bundle (80% off)

The CompTIA Cyber Security Expert Bundle preps you for the three CompTIA exams CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP-003), CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst (CSA+) and CompTIA Pentest+. All three courses are designed for […]

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Firefox will soon alert users about recently breached sites

Mozilla's Firefox web browser will soon notify users when they visit websites that were breached recently. The new functionality extends the capabilities of Firefox Monitor, a new service by Mozilla that anyone […]

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Mapped Network Drives issue in Windows 10 version 1809

If you run a Windows 10 PC with mapped network drives you may want to hit the brakes to make sure that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is not deployed on […]

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A look at NetSpot WiFi Analyzer for Android

Netspot WiFi Analyzer for Android is a new free networking application to survey wireless networks that are picked up by the Android device. The app is made by the same company that […]

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A look at Search changes in Windows 10 version 1903

Microsoft released the October 2018 Update yesterday on the November 2018 Patch Tuesday; while the update was delayed quite a bit because of issues that were not detected in time before it […]

Ghacks Deals: The Ultimate Java Programming Bundle: Lifetime Access (98% off)

Java is one of the most popular programming languages and if you are new and want to get in to Java programming or are already a programmer but want to dive deeper […]

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Pale Moon 28.2.0 web browser is out

The Pale Moon team released version 28.2.0 of the web browser on November 13, 2018 to the public. The new version is a major release that includes fixes and improvements. Pale Moon […]

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Microsoft: update quality is better than ever

The past six weeks have not been pleasant for Microsoft. The company released the October 2018 Update in early October and had to pull it -- Microsoft called it pause -- to […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates November 2018 release overview

Microsoft released security updates for all supported operating systems -- client and server -- and other company products on the November 2018 Patch Tuesday. Microsoft pulled the October 2018 Update for Windows […]

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A look at HiJackThis Fork

Remember HiJackThis? The program was designed to scan a Windows PC thoroughly for any signs of malicious software, spyware, and other unwanted bits. Trend Micro acquired the software program in 2007 and […]

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Results of Bitwarden security audit published

Bitwarden hired the German security company Cure 53 to audit the security of Bitwarden software and technologies used by the password management service. Bitwarden is a popular choice when it comes to […]

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Google launches advanced online image converter Squoosh

Google's Chrome Developer Conference is in full swing and one of the things that came out of it yesterday was the official unveiling of Squoosh, an online service designed to showcase new […]

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Two new Firefox Test Pilot projects: Price Wise and Email Tabs

Mozilla launched two new Test Pilot experiments for the Firefox web browser today. Price Wise is a price tracking extension that monitors products on select sites for price drops. Email Tab, the […]

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Debian Project releases Debian 9.6

The Debian Project announced the release of Debian 9.6 on November 10, 2018; it is the sixth release of Debian 9 which was released in 2017. Debian, one of the oldest GNU/Linux […]

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Perceptual Ad Blocking Study paints grim picture

Advertisement blockers address a growing number of issues related to online advertisement: from online tracking to sell higher paying ads over saving bandwidth and improving page load time, to blocking malware that […]

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Cloudflare launches DNS app for Android and iOS

Cloudflare launched the DNS resolver 1.1.1.1 in April of 2018 promising better privacy and security compared to DNS services offered by Internet Service Providers and companies that offer third-party DNS resolvers. DNS […]

Add AV1 codec support to Windows 10

AOMedia Video 1 (AV1) is an up- and coming open video codec that is backed by a large number of tech companies including Mozilla, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Netflix, or Nvidia. AV1 […]

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Thunderbird 52 to 60 update rollout started

The development team behind the email client Thunderbird released Thunderbird 60 in August 2018. Updates from Thunderbird 52.x to 60.x were not activated back then; users had to install Thunderbird 60 manually […]