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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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AdGuard 7.5 Beta introduces DNS filtering and Windows Telemetry blocking support

The developers of the privacy app AdGuard have released the first beta version of Adguard 7.5 for Windows to the public. The new version introduces two new features: DNS filtering and Windows […]

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A look at Microsoft Edge's new Quiet Notifications system

All modern web browsers support notification APIs that allow sites to push short messages to user devices once the request to accept notifications from that particular site has been accepted by the […]

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OfflineInsiderEnroll: Become a Windows 10 Insider without a Microsoft Account

Anyone can join the Windows 10 Insider program to change the channel of a Windows 10 system from Stable to one of the available test channels. All Windows 10 Insider channels provide […]

Chromium browsers support iframe lazy loading now to support performance

Google revealed on July 24, 2020 that Google Chrome and Chromium-based web browsers support the lazy loading of iframe content now. The integration of the feature comes right after Google introduced support […]

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Mozilla used Firefox's notification system to push the Facebook boycott

Some users of the latest stable version of the Firefox web browser for Android have received a push notification by Mozilla itself. The notification links to this blog post on the Mozilla […]

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Windows 10 Telemetry: new control option for Enterprise customers launches

Microsoft announced the public preview of a new Telemetry controlling option for Enterprise customers on July 23, 2020. Telemetry date, Microsoft prefers the term diagnostic data due to the negative connotation of […]

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Microsoft installs Windows 10 version 2004 on more devices automatically

The rollout of Windows 10 version 2004, the latest version of Microsoft's operating system at the time of writing, has reached a new phase as of July 22, 2020. The company revealed […]

Ghacks Deals: The Complete 2020 Learn Linux Bundle (98% off)

Windows 10 or Mac OS X is not everyone's cup of tea. If you want to migrate to Linux, or are using Linux systems already, you may like the idea of delving […]

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Download individual Microsoft Windows files (exe, dll, sys) from Microsoft with Winbindex

Winbindex is a new web service designed to provide users with options to download (some) binary files in different versions from Microsoft servers. The service focuses on some file types, e.g. .exe, […]

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There are only a few reasons to install Windows 10 update previews

Microsoft stopped releasing previews of updates for the company's Windows 10 operating system and other operating systems that it maintains in March. It did so because of the "public health situation" at […]

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Never-Consent refuses GDPR consent requests automatically

GDRP and cookie consent prompts are displayed on many Internet sites. Some sites check a user's location to determine whether consent prompts need to be displayed, others display these prompts to anyone […]

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Thunderbird 78.0.1 has been released

The team that is responsible for developing the Thunderbird email client has released Thunderbird 78.0.1 to the public on July 21, 2020. The new version is the first minor update for Thunderbird's […]

Ghacks Deals: The Complete 2020 Cloud Foundation Certification Bundle (95% off)

The Complete 2020 Cloud Foundation Certification Bundle includes 4 eLearning courses that cover AWS, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform. The following courses are included: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner -- 7+ […]

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Bloatbox assists you in removing Windows Apps including some system apps

Mirinsoft, creator of the now deprecated Windows privacy tool Debotnet and its successor Spydish, published the first version of a new tool called Bloatbox recently. Bloatbox was initially designed as an extension […]

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Microsoft Edge gets dedicated option to launch site in Internet Explorer Mode

Even though Microsoft is pushing its new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser on Windows 10 and other versions of Windows, it is still maintaining classic Edge and the even older Internet Explorer […]

Windows 10X may not support Win32 programs through virtualization

Microsoft's upcoming new edition of Windows 10, called Windows 10X, may not support Win32 programs through virtualization; only web applications or UWP applications may be supported locally. The company revealed plans to […]

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Chrome for Android: new download options including scheduling

Google is working on improving the download options provided by the company's Google Chrome web browser for the Android operating system. Current versions of Chrome for Android offer little when it comes […]

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Microsoft releases Process Monitor tool Procmon for Linux

Microsoft revealed some time ago that it had plans to port some of the tools provided by Sysinternals to Linux. One of the tools mentioned was Process Monitor, or short ProcMon, and […]