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.
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
Microsoft's Edge web browser users a secret Flash whitelist that allows Flash content to run without click to play protection on included sites. Microsoft Edge, the default browser of Microsoft's Windows 10 […]
The initial version of OnionShare launched in 2017 for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. It featured options to share files anonymously using the Tor network using a simple but effective interface. […]
What would the result be if you analyze how popular password managers protect sensitive information such as the master password or stored passwords; that's what Independent Security Evaluators tried to find out […]
Chrome Download Unblocker is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices -- all from Windows XP to the very latest Windows 10 version -- that you may use to configure Chrome to […]
Microsoft released several cumulative updates for different Windows 10 versions on February 19, 2019. The cumulative updates KB4487029, KB4487021, KB4487011 and KB4487006 update Windows 10 version 1803, 1709, 1703 and 1607 but […]
AskAdmin is a specialized program for Microsoft Windows devices that may block access to certain programs or system functions. It has been designed for situations where you hand over your computer (and […]
A new version of the desktop web browser Pale Moon was released today for all supported operating systems. Pale Moon 28.4.0 is a major development, stability, and security release according to the […]
The Machine Learning & Data Science Certification Training Bundle includes eight courses in total. These courses cover a wide range of machine learning and data science related topics such as Tensorflow, Python, […]
Opera Software released Opera 50 for Android on February 19, 2019. The new version of the mobile web browser is a milestone release that introduces new functionality and improves existing features. Opera […]
Microsoft released a new extension for Google Chrome recently called Web Activities. The new official extension integrates Windows timeline functionality in Google Chrome so that the browsing activity is shared across all […]
The add-ons manager of the Firefox web browser is an essential component; Firefox users may use it to manage installed extensions, themes, and language packs. Mozilla is in the process of removing […]
Mozilla plans to extend the functionality of Firefox Monitor by displaying breach alerts to users of the browser. The organization ran a Shield Study back in 2018 to test Firefox Monitor in […]
Chrome 72 has a confirmed bug currently that affects a small part of the overall population that uses the stable version of the browser. Affected users may notice that extensions that work […]
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Symantec discovered eight application in the official Microsoft Store that ran cryptomining operations without informing the user about it in the background when installed. One of the main arguments for integrating the […]
Mozilla plans to integrate a picture in picture mode in the organization's Firefox web browser to play videos in a separate always-on-top frame on the desktop. Picture in Picture mode offers two […]
Google released a first draft of the new version of Google Chrome's Extension Manifest in January 2019. The company plans to limit the webRequest API that extensions, content blockers like uBlock Origin […]
Firefox 66 is the upcoming stable version of the web browser by Mozilla. The version is currently in the Beta channel and will be moved to Stable on March 19, 2019 according […]
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.