Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News

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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: KeepSolid VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription

A lifetime subscription of KeepSolid VPN Unlimited for just $39? Yes, that is today's deal. The no-log service gives you access to servers in over 80 locations and does not restrict your […]

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Vivaldi releases second Beta of its Android browser

Vivaldi Technologies, the company behind the Vivaldi web browser, released the second Beta of the upcoming Vivaldi mobile browser for Android on December 5, 2019. The company released the first, long-awaited, version […]

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Opera 55 Stable for Android is out: here is what is new

Opera Software released a new stable version of the web browser on December 5, 2019. The new Opera 55 web browser for Android devices includes a new Night Mode and improved keyboard […]

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O&O ShutUp10 updated with new privacy features

O&O, the developers behind the privacy tool O&O ShutUp10 for Windows 10, released a new version of the program yesterday. O&O ShutUp10 1.7 introduces the new Activity History and Clipboard group to […]

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Latest Kali Linux features an Undercover Windows 10 theme

The latest version of the Linux distribution Kali Linux features a new "Undercover" theme that turns the interface into one that resembles Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. Kali Linux is a security-focused […]

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Microsoft improves Tracking Prevention in the new Edge browser

Work on the new Chromium-based Edge continues as the first official Stable release will become available on January 15, 2020 (one day after end of support for Windows 7). Microsoft implemented a […]

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Mozilla launches Firefox Private Network VPN for $4.99 per month

Mozilla continues to expand its products and services beyond the Firefox web browser. Firefox Private Network was launched as the first product of the revamped Test Pilot program that Mozilla put on […]

Ghacks Deals: Zero to Hero Cyber Security Hacker Bundle (91% off)

Zero to Hero Cyber Security Hacker Bundle is a big eLearning bundle that includes basic, intermediate and advanced hacking courses. The bundle is available for a special discount currently. It is available […]

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Mozilla removes all Avast Firefox extensions

If you search for Avast or AVG on the official Mozilla Add-ons website, you may notice that no results by these companies are returned. Neither Avast Online Security or SafePrice, nor AVG […]

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Firefox 71.0 release information; last Firefox release of 2019

Firefox 71.0 is the new stable version of the Firefox web browser as of December 3, 2019; it is the last major stable release of 2019, the next stable Firefox release will […]

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Free Firefox and Chrome memory with Auto Tab Discard

Auto Tab Discard is an add-on for the Firefox and Chrome web browsers that frees up memory that the web browsers uses by discarding inactive tabs. Discarding in this context means that […]

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The Windows 7 Extended Security Update program is now available

Microsoft will end support for the company's Windows 7 operating system on January 14, 2020, the same day that security updates are made available for the last time for the operating system. […]

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Archive Manager PeaZip 7.0 is out

The developers of the archive manager PeaZip for Microsoft's Windows operating system have released PeaZip 7.0.0 to the public. The new version of the file archiver is already available; new users can […]

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LockHunter 3.3.4 released with new UI and features

The developers of LockHunter, a handy tool to unlock locked files on Windows PCs, have released version 3.3.4 of the application. The new version is the first major release since July 2017 […]

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Here is why free upgrades to Windows 10 still work

When Microsoft launched Windows 10 in 2015, it revealed that devices with legitimate Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 licenses could be upgraded to the new operating system free of charge for the […]

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Gog.com Black Friday Sale has started

Most online gaming platforms run sales on Black Friday. While Valve's Steam platform is probably the biggest for PC, it is not the only one. Gog.com, best known for its assortment of […]

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NordVPN launches password management solution NordPass

VPN provider NordVPN launched its password management solution NordPass recently after a prolonged early access test. The solution is available for iOS and Android, and the browsers Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Microsoft […]

Ghacks Deals: GlassWire Elite: 3-Yr Subscription (89% off)

We reviewed Glasswire before here on Ghacks, and I suggest you check out the reviews if you are interested in the application and want an in-depth overview. Glasswire is a firewal solution […]