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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

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Vivaldi says no to Google's FLoC as well

More and more Chromium-based browser makers confirm that they won't include Google's FLoC technology in their browsers. DuckDuckGo added FLoC blocking capabilities to its extension recently.  Brave revealed earlier this week that […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates April 2021 overview

Microsoft released security and non-security updates, including KB5001330, for supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products such as Office on the April 2021 Patch Tuesday. Our guide provides administrators and […]

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Solution: how to fix the Windows Update 0x80070422 error

Windows operating systems may display error code 0x80070422 during updating operations. In this guide, we provide background information on the issue and solutions on how to repair devices that show the error […]

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Brave reveals why it is disabling Google's FLoC in the browser

When Google announced FLoC, an attempt to replace interest-based advertising that is based on cookies with something else, it was clear from the get-go that Google's plans would fine heavy opposition. The […]

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First Look at Microsoft Edge's Workspaces feature

Microsoft Edge is getting a new feature called Workspaces. Workspaces are designed to improve the manageability of open sites in the browser, by using different workspaces for different tasks. The feature is […]

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Firefox's Drag Space Customize Option will be removed for most users

Mozilla is working on a visual refresh for the organization's Firefox web browser. Called Proton internally, it is an attempt to modernize the user interface of the web browser. Tabs, the address […]

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Wormhole promises to be a better longer-living Firefox Send alternative

Wormhole is a new file sharing service that promises to be a better longer-living version of Firefox Send, a file sharing service that Mozilla discontinued some time ago. Does Wormhole live up […]

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Mozilla postpones Firefox 89 release date by 2 weeks

Firefox 89 will be a major new Firefox version; while all stable releases that bump the version by 1 may be considered major, there are only a few that make fundamental changes […]

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DuckDuckGo Extension blocks Google FLoC in latest update

DuckDuckGo released a new version of its browser extension, called DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials, for all supported web browsers this week. The new version blocks FLoC interactions on websites to protect the privacy […]

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Yandex Browser update introduces Image Translate functionality

Yandex published an update of the company's Yandex Browser earlier this month that integrates Image Translate functionality natively in the browser. Yandex Browser is based on Chromium, the same core that powers […]

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Microsoft Paint and Snipping Tool are now on the Microsoft Store

Microsoft announced plans some time ago to move some of Windows 10's applications to the Microsoft Store. It moved the popular plain text editing app Notepad to the Microsoft Store in 2019, […]

Ghacks Deals: 1Password Families 50% off the first year

1Password is a popular password management and synchronizing service that is available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux, the mobile systems Chrome OS, Android and iOS, and as a web version. 1Password […]

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Taskbar Sound Badges adds audio indicators to Windows taskbar icons

Taskbar Sound Badges is a new application for Microsoft Windows devices that adds audio badges to the Windows taskbar to highlight programs that play sound. The program is released as an alpha […]

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Firefox for Fire TV and Echo Show will be discontinued

Mozilla revealed that it will end support for the organization's Firefox web browser for the Amazon products Fire TV and Echo Show on April 30, 2021. The mobile version of Firefox landed […]

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Mozilla decides to hide Compact Mode in Firefox for new users but keep it for existing ones

If you follow Firefox web browser news you may have read some time ago that Mozilla planned to remove the browser's compact mode from the customization options. Compact Mode is one of […]

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Everything Toolbar update introduces a new installer: what you need to know

The latest Everything Toolbar update introduce a new installer that is not compatible with the old. Users are required to uninstall the old version of Everything Toolbar on their devices before running […]

Ghacks Deals: The A to Z Cyber Security & IT Certification Training Bundle (97% off)

The A to Z Cyber Security & IT Certification Training Bundle includes 12 eLearning courses that teach you skills such as ethical hacking, exploitation, SQL injection, or cloud security. Some courses prep […]

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How to access Reddit on mobile without signing-in or using the Reddit app

It is not uncommon to find Reddit links in the results of Internet searches. If you click on a link to Reddit, one of two things may happen: the actual page on […]