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,, ComputerWorld, LinkedIn, Reddit,, Bleeping Computer, TechCrunch, PC World, Tom's Hardware, Slashdot, Hacker News, The Register, and more.

Martin's articles on Ghacks

Gog Galaxy 2.0 will feature multi-platform support for a unified game library

Valve Software's Steam, the Epic Mega Store, UbiSoft's uPlay, Electronic Arts' Origin, Gog Galaxy, the client, the Microsoft Store,, Bethesda Launcher, and others. The number of desktop clients for PC […]

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Opera GX Gaming Browser coming soon

Opera GX Gaming Browser is an upcoming web browser by Opera Software that the company unveiled some days ago. The web browser has not been released yet but a page on the […]

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Firefox 69: userChrome.css and userContent.css disabled by default

Mozilla plans to land a change in Firefox 69 that disables the loading of userChrome.css and userContent.css by default to improve performance. The files userChrome.css and userContent.css are used to modify content […]

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Firefox CSP Issue may cause extension conflicts

Mozilla Firefox has an issue right now that is causing conflicts if multiple extensions are installed that modify CSP headers on visited sites. CSP, which stands for Content Security Policy, is a […]

Ghacks Deals: The A to Z Microsoft Excel Certification Training Bundle (96% off)

The A to Z Microsoft Excel Certification Training Bundle is a big eLearning bundle that teaches you core and advanced Microsoft Excel skills. Courses are designed for users of all experience levels […]

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Google changes layout of mobile Google Search pages

Google revealed a change to its mobile search results pages yesterday that is already being rolled out to all users of the search engine. Google Search is the world's most popular search […]

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Microsoft will enforce Windows 10 upgrades when support end nears

The Windows 10 upgrade process changed significantly in 2019. Previously, Windows 10 feature updates would be pushed via Windows Update to compatible systems shortly after release and official options to block these […]

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Windows 10 version 1903: removed and deprecated features

Windows 10 version 1903, the May 2019 Update, has been out for a couple of days. Microsoft published a list of Windows 10 version 1903 features that it removed, will remove soon, […]

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Tor Browser 8.5 released: security fixes and stable Android version

The Tor Project announced the release of Tor Browser 8.5 for all supported operating systems on May 22, 2019. The new Tor Browser version includes important security fixes, and it is the […]

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All existing issues with Windows 10 version 1903 (May 2019 Update)

Microsoft maintains a list of known issues of the new Windows 10 feature update, Windows 10 May 2019 Update or Windows 10 version 1903. The rollout of the new version of Windows […]

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Windows 10 1803 1809 updates KB4499183 KB4497934 released

Microsoft started the rollout of the May 2019 Update for Windows 10 yesterday. The company announced earlier this year that it would improve the upgrade functionality to give administrators more control over […]

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Microsoft starts Windows 10 May 2019 Update rollout

Microsoft revealed yesterday evening that it has started the rollout of the new feature update for its Windows 10 operating system called the May 2019 Update or Windows 10 version 1903. Microsoft […]

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Chrome 76: ESC-key use no longer seen as user action to block spam

From Chrome 76 on, Google won't allow sites access to certain APIs anymore based on a user's use of the ESC-key on such sites to fight abuse. Most modern browsers prevent access […]

Ghacks Deals: Degoo Premium: Lifetime 1TB Backup Plan (94% off)

Degoo is the product of the Swedish company Degoo Backup AB. Founded in 2012, Deego is available as a free version and two paid subscription options. The Premium version is available for […]

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Not all extensions will be supported in Thunderbird 68

While Thunderbird 60.7.0 will be released later today, work continues on the next major release of the email client, Thunderbird 68.0. Thunderbird development is closely tied to the development of Firefox ESR. […]

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Firefox 67.0 Release Information

Firefox 67.0 is the new stable version of the web browser. First offered on May 21, 2019, it introduces new features such as private browsing mode extension controls and marks the beginning […]

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Firefox WebRender Rollout begins with the release of Firefox 67

Mozilla plans to release Firefox 67 to the Stable channel tomorrow on May 21, 2019. The release was pushed back a week, likely to take into account the time it took to […]

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Vivaldi 2.6 will block abusive advertisement by default

Vivaldi Technologies is working hard on getting Vivaldi 2.6 out to the browser's stable channel. The most recent Vivaldi 2.6 snapshot introduces several new features in the browser including one that will […]