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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,, 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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Thunderbird 60.9.1 and 68.2.2 have been released

The Thunderbird development team has released two updates for the two supported branches of the email client. Thunderbird 60.9.1 and Thunderbird 68.2.2 are now available; both releases fix issues in the email […]

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The A to Z Cyber Security & IT Certification Training Bundle is a huge eLearning bundle that focuses on cyber security and certification. It includes several courses that prep for security related […]

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Create Mute/Unmute Sound shortcuts for any Windows program

Nirsoft updated the free SoundVolumeView application to version 2.0 recently; the new version introduces an option to the application to create sound related shortcuts for any program on Windows systems. Ever wanted […]

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Report: Microsoft to replace classic Edge with new Edge from early 2020 on

Microsoft revealed that the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser will be released on January 15, 2020 officially (and that it will come to Linux) this week. What the company did not […]

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Microsoft ends Skip Ahead Windows Insiders ring

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build yesterday to the Fast Ring that brings the build number to 19018. Brandon LeBlanc, Senior Program Manager of the Windows Insider Program, revealed […]

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Google Chrome will block mixed content in the near future

Google Chrome will soon block all mixed content by default. Google revealed a plan in October that details how the company's Chrome browser will handle mixed content in the next release versions. […]

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Dropbox Transfer launches for all users

Dropbox announced today that it is making its new data transfer tool Dropbox Transfer available to all customers of the service. The company launched Dropbox Transfer Beta earlier this year as a […]

Ghacks Deals: The Premium 2020 Learn to Code Certification Bundle (98% off)

The Premium 2020 Learn to Code Certification Bundle is a huge eLearning bundle designed for anyone who wants to learn programming and programmers who want to learn different languages or concepts. The […]

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Malwarebytes 4.0 for Windows launches

Malwarebytes released Malwarebytes 4.0, a new version of the company's security program, for Microsoft Windows systems on November 4, 2019. The new version of the program includes the company's new Katana Engine, […]

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Mozilla bans all extensions that execute remote code

Mozilla added a number of extensions for the Firefox web browser that execute code remotely to the organization's blocklist in the beginning of November. The bugzilla listing shows only IDs of the […]

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Microsoft plans to release the new Microsoft Edge on January 15, 2020

Microsoft revealed today that it plans to release the first Stable version of the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser on January 15, 2020. The company released the first Release Candidate build […]

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Save downloads in Chrome to Date folders automatically

Organize Downloads by Date is an extension for the Google Chrome web browser that saves downloads to date folders automatically. Chrome, like any other browser out there, saves downloads to a single […]

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Firefox will hide push notification requests by default

From next year on, Firefox will hide push notification requests from websites by default. Websites may use the Notifications API to displays notifications to users of the web browser, even if the […]

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Google adds temporary flag to Chrome to allow FTP protocol

Google revealed plans in 2015 to remove support for the FTP protocol from the company's Google Chrome web browser; several other browser makers, Mozilla in particular, announced plans to remove FTP support […]

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Better ClearType Tuner: configure font smoothing on Windows 10

Better ClearType Tuner is a free portable program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system to configure font smoothing settings. Microsoft's Windows operating system includes the ClearType Text Tuner tool that users of […]

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Firefox 74: sideloading extension support ends

Mozilla announced this week that the organization's Firefox web browser will stop supporting extension sideloading in Firefox 74. Current versions of the Firefox web browser support three different methods when it comes […]

Mozilla Firefox 70.0.1 release information

Mozilla released Firefox 70.0.1 on October 31, 2019 to the web browser's stable channel. The new Firefox version addresses several issues including a major issue that caused some pages or page elements […]

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The ITIL Premier Club Essential Pack includes all 20 ITIL V3 courses plus 4 ITIL courses. It includes video lessons, course materials, sample exams and more. The package comes with direct access […]