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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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Mozilla re-enables TLS 1.0 and 1.1 because of Coronavirus (and Google)

Mozilla released Firefox 74.0 Stable to the public on March 10, 2020. The new version of Firefox came with a number of changes and improvements; among them the deprecation of the security […]

Microsoft unveils DirectX 12 Ultimate

Microsoft's DirectX development team unveiled DirectX 12 Ultimate yesterday and praised it as the "best graphics technology" it ever introduced. The company announced DirectX 12 back in 2014. Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Series […]

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Microsoft extends Windows 10 version 1709 support because of Coronavirus

Microsoft announced yesterday that support for the company's Windows 10 version 1709 operating system has been extended by six months so that it is supported until October 13, 2020. Enterprise, Education and […]

Ghacks Deals: The 2020 Complete Raspberry Pi & Arduino A-Z Hero Maker Bundle

The 2020 Complete Raspberry Pi & Arduino A-Z Hero Maker Bundle is a big eLearning bundle that includes a total of eleven courses focusing on Raspberry Pi and Arduino development and information. […]

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DeepL Translator gets support for Japanese and Chinese languages

DeepL, a popular online translator and translation service, has added support for the languages Japanese and Chinese (simplified) in its latest update. The update raises the number of supported languages, those that […]

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Mozilla will remove FTP support in the Firefox web browser

Mozilla plans to disable and later on remove support for the FTP protocol in the organization's Firefox web browser this year. Discussions about ending FTP support date back to 2015 when Google […]

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Firefox may soon ask for the Windows Password to interact with saved passwords

Mozilla plans to introduce a change to the password management system of the organization's Firefox web browser on Windows that improves the security of the data. Firefox users may save logins using […]

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 updates KB4541329, KB4541330, KB4541331 and KB4541333

Microsoft released so-called C-D Week updates for older versions of the company's operating system Windows 10 on March 17, 2020. The updates KB4541329, KB4541330, KB4541331 and KB4541333  are considered preview updates and […]

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GitHub Mobile for Android and iOS stable is now available

GitHub released a beta version of its mobile application for Google's Android and Apple's iOS operating system in November 2019. The company announced yesterday that the two applications are now available as […]

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Microsoft launches its Bing Coronavirus Tracker

Keeping track of Coranavirus news can be quite the time-consuming process and a burden as well considering that you need to find reliable information. Microsoft just launched its Coronavirus tracker on Bing. […]

Ghacks Deals: KeepSolid VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription (just $39)

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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Gog Spring Sale 2020 with more than 2500 discounted games until March 30

Gog unveiled the company's annual Spring Sale yesterday. The gaming platform holds several sales throughout the year and Spring Sale is just one of them. Customers and new users find more than […]

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Sumatra 3.2 PDF reader drops Windows XP support

Sumatra PDF is my favorite PDF reader on Windows; it is lightning fast, resource friendly, and generally a well designed application. The developer of the application has released Sumatra 3.2 to the […]

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Microsoft announces retirement of the TechNet Gallery (and all its scripts)

Microsoft announced plans to retire the company's TechNet Gallery last week. TechNet Gallery was a  community-powered website that allowed members to share scripts, tools, and guides for use with Microsoft products and […]

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Google introduces improved cookie controls in Chrome for Android

Google plans to improve cookie controls of the company's Google Chrome web browser for Android. The company launched SameSite cookie changes in Chrome 80, released in February 2020, and has recently added […]

VideoProc Review – Easy Software for 4K Video Editing and Processing

Our team is always looking for things we think our readers will value. We have received compensation for publishing this article. VideoProc is a 4k video processing and editing software for Microsoft […]

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Vivaldi introduces ad-blocker in latest browser snapshot

Vivaldi continues its work of integrating protective features into the company's web browser. The company launched tracking protection in a recent snapshot to block known trackers automatically when the feature is enabled. […]

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Microsoft adds option to change New Tab search provider to new Edge browser

Microsoft updated the list of features recently that it plans to introduce into the company's new Chromium-based Edge browser in the coming months. Some of the features are planned for a March […]