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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

firefox 76.0.1

Firefox 76.0.1 fixes a Windows crash and a bug in extensions

Mozilla is currently working on publishing Firefox 76.0.1 Stable to the public. The new version of the Firefox web browser is a bug fix release that addresses two issues found in previous […]

keepass 2.45

Password Manager KeePass 2.45 is out: here is what is new

The developer of the password manager KeePass has released KeePass 2.45 Stable to the public on May 7, 2020. The new comes with several new features and improvements, as well as fixes […]

chrome-downloading proxy script

How to deal with Chrome's "downloading proxy script" message

The message "downloading proxy script" may be displayed by Google Chrome. If you see it frequently, you may want to know why the message is displayed by the browser and what you […]

Ghacks Deals: The Complete 2020 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle (price drop)

The Complete 2020 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle includes 14 courses that prep you for CompTIA certification exams. The entire bundle is available for just $69 at the time of writing on Ghacks […]

surface go 2

Surface Go 2 announced: you need to have the right expectation

Microsoft unveiled the Surface Go 2 device yesterday. The ultra-portable Windows 10 device is the successor of the Surface Go, a laptop that I bought some time ago. Since I own and […]

thunderbird 68.8.0

Thunderbird 68.8.0 is out with bug and security fixes

MZLA Technologies Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mozilla Foundation, has released Thunderbird 68.8.0. The new version of the open source cross-platform email client is available for all supported operating systems. Existing […]

inkscape 1.0 preferences

Open Source vector graphics editor Inkscape 1.0 is out

The developers of the open source cross-platform vector graphics editor Inkscape have released Inkscape 1.0 to the public this week. The new version is a milestone release that introduces numerous changes including […]

firefox indicate tls

IndicateTLS highlights TLS security protocol version in Firefox's address bar

IndicateTLS is a browser extension for the Firefox web browser that highlights the security protocol that a website uses in the Firefox address bar. Additionally, it provides detailed security information about certain […]

Ghacks Deals: Ivacy VPN: Lifetime Subscription (price drop)

Ivacy VPN is a popular VPN provider because of its more than 1000 servers in more than 100 locations in more than 50 countries, strict no user activity logging policies, support for […]

firefox 76.0

Here is what is new and changed in Firefox 76.0

Firefox 76.0 is the latest stable version of Mozilla's Firefox web browser. The release date of the web browser is May 5, 2020. Previous Firefox Stable releases, including Firefox 75.0, will be […]

privazer 4.0

PC cleaner and privacy tool Privazer 4.0 released

The developers of the PC cleaner and privacy tool Privazer have released Privazer 4.0, a new major version of the program, recently. I reviewed Privazer back in 2012 for the first time […]

Ghostery Midnight review

Ghostery Midnight is a VPN service with added system-wide tracker and ad-blocking. The main idea behind Ghostery Midnight is simple: extend the privacy and benefits of a VPN connection with protections against […]

firefox avif support

Mozilla implements experimental AVIF image support in Firefox Nightly

Mozilla implemented experimental support for the AVIF image format in Firefox Nightly recently. The feature is not enabled by default in the cutting-edge development version of the web browser but users interested […]

dark background light text firefox

Dark Background and Light Text is probably the best dark Firefox add-on

Dark Background and Light Text is a dark theme add-on for the Firefox web browser that converts the color scheme of webpages to a black background and light text by default; it […]

windows service auditor

Windows Service Auditor: audit and track services on Windows

Windows Service Auditor is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows devices to track and audit services on the machine it is run on. The application offers assistance to system administrators who […]

windows 10 version 2004

Windows 10 version 2004 will arrive later - Windows 10 20H2 will be a minor update (Rumor)

Filed under rumor because Microsoft has not confirmed any of this officially. It appears that Microsoft has postponed the upcoming release of the next feature update for Windows 10, version 2004. According […]

firefox private relay

Firefox Private Relay is Mozilla's latest experimental service

Firefox Private Relay is a new experimental service by Firefox maker Mozilla; the (currently) invite-only service is designed to reduce unwanted emails and spam by acting as a proxy email service of […]

firefox search term period

Firefox 77 won't connect to non-domain address bar entries with periods anymore (will search instead)

Mozilla plans to change the processing of address bar entries with periods (dots) that are not domain names when it releases Firefox 77. Current versions of Firefox attempt to connect to entries […]