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

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Mozilla won't delay Firefox releases (but some features may be delayed)

Mozilla won't change the schedule of Firefox releases for the moment according to a schedule update published on the official Mozilla Wiki website. Several browser makers, software developers and hardware manufacturers announced […]

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0Patch publishes micropatch to address Windows Font Parsing vulnerability

Microsoft published an advisory about a new font parsing vulnerability in Windows on March 23, 2020. The company rated the vulnerability as critical and said that it was aware of limited targeted […]

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Windows 10 has a new network connectivity issue

Windows users who run recent (and not so recent) versions of Windows 10  may have noticed network connectivity issues recently. Microsoft acknowledged a new issue for all supported versions of Windows 10 […]

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Linux Mint releases Linux Mint 4 Debian Edition

The popular Linux distribution Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu but the developers are maintaining a side-project that bases the Linux distribution on Debian instead. There are several reasons for that: first, […]

Ghacks Deals: The Premium 2020 Project & Quality Management Certification Bundle (98% off)

The Premium 2020 Project & Quality Management Certification Bundle is a big eLearning bundle that teaches you Project Management and Quality Management skills. The 11-course bundle is available for just $45.99 at […]

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Make YouTube faster on Firefox with this extension

Google launched a new design of the company's YouTube website recently that made the site slow on Firefox when compared to Google Chrome. Firefox users who open YouTube in the browser may […]

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Google implements "always show full URL" option in Google Chrome

Chromium, the open source part of the Google Chrome browser, got a new experimental flag recently that, when enabled, added a context menu option to the address bar to show the full […]

Exclusive VPN Deal for Ghacks is a popular VPN provider that we have reviewed before here on Ghacks. The provider supports all major operating systems, operates servers in 60 regions of the world, features strong encryption […]

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KB4541335 for Windows 10 1903 and 1909 released

Microsoft released the optional non-security update KB4541335  for the company's operating systems Windows 10 version 1903 and version 1909 on March 24, 2020. The company announced earlier that it will pause the […]

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Microsoft is pausing optional Windows update releases

Microsoft announced yesterday that it plans to pause the release of optional Windows updates from May 2020 onward. The company releases so-called C and D releases in the third or fourth week […]

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Firefox Better Web with Scroll: experimental subscription-based service launches

Mozilla launched Firefox Better Web with Scroll today as an experimental service in the United States. Firefox Better Web with Scroll is a subscription-based service that aims to provide an ad-free environment […]

Ghacks Deals: NordPass Password Manager: 1-Yr Subscription (49% off)

NordPass Password Manager is a relatively new product by the makers and maintainers of NordVPN. The service is available for Windows, Mac and Linux,  as well as Android and iOS, and browser […]

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Firefox 76 gets optional HTTPS-only mode

Mozilla plans to introduce an optional HTTPS-only mode in Firefox 76 which only allows connections to HTTPS sites. Most Internet sites use HTTPS already to improve the security of connections. HTTPS encrypts […]

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Critical font parsing issue in Windows revealed (fix inside)

Microsoft published an advisory yesterday concerning a recently detected font parsing issue that affects all supported versions of the company's Windows operating system (including Windows 7). The issue is rated critical, the […]

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TinyWall 3.0 for Windows introduces major changes

The developer of the third-party firewall for Windows TinyWall has just released version 3.0 of the application for all supported versions of Windows. TinyWall 3.0 is a major release and the first […]

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Firefox will soon support hardware media controls

Mozilla enabled support for the Media Session API in Firefox 76 Nightly recently. The plan is to introduce the API in stable versions of the Firefox web browser soon. One of the […]

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Chromium's "Show Url" is the most useless thing I have ever seen in a browser

Every now and then, browser makers make decisions that seem in diametrical opposition to what user's want or expect from a browser. Granted, these companies have lots of Telemetry data that the […]

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Latest Debotnet release introduces cool new features

Mirinsoft released a new version of the company's Debotnet application to tweak Windows to the public yesterday.  We reviewed Debotnet in late 2019 when it was released initially and then again last […]