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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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Firefox 71: new kiosk mode for the browser

Mozilla plans to integrate kiosk mode functionality in version 71 of the Firefox web browser that users of the browser may launch from the command line. First requested more than 17 years […]

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Chrome gets a handy third-party cookies clearing option

Google implemented a new experimental feature in Chrome Canary that gives users options to clear third-party cookies in the web browser. All major web browsers offer controls when it comes to cookies. […]

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Calibre 4.0 e-book manager is out

A new version of the cross-platform e-book manager and reader Calibre was released on October 4, 2019. Calibre 4.0 is a major update that features a completely rewritten e-book viewer among other […]

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Firefox 71: set a custom private browsing search engine

Mozilla plans to integrate a new search-related feature in Firefox 71 that gives users options to set a custom search engine for private browsing. Private browsing is a special browsing mode designed […]

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Firefox 69.0.2 is out, here is what is new

Mozilla released Firefox 69.0.2 today; the stable channel update fixes two potential crashes in the web browser and fixes the detection of Parental Controls on Windows 10. The update is already available […]

Microsoft releases cumulative updates for all Windows versions

Microsoft released cumulative updates for all supported versions of the company's Windows operating system on October 3, 2019. The updates are cumulative and address two issues, printing issues and a feature on […]

Ghacks Deals: NordVPN Subscription (up to 79% off)

NordVPN is one of the most popular VPN providers on today's Internet. The company maintains over 3500 servers in over 61 different countries, has a strict no-logging policy and does not restrict […]

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Windows Automatic Updates Manager review

Windows Automatic Updates Manager (WAU Manager) is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices that gives administrators control over the updating process. Microsoft removed some of the controls that administrators had […]

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Google Password audits all your passwords to reveal weak, reused or compromised passwords

Google Password, an online service that stores passwords of user accounts, may now audit all stored passwords to reveal weak, reused or compromised passwords to the account owner. The company announced the […]

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Quick overview of the 2019 Microsoft Surface event

Microsoft revealed seven new products on today's Surface event; five of which will come out this year, two next year. The coverage of the event is overwhelming and many sites post five, […]

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TLS 1.0 and 1.1 deprecation: Chrome to display "your connection is not fully secure" warnings

Google announced today how the company's Google Chrome web browser will handle sites that use the security protocols TLS 1.0 or TLS 1.1 in the future. Major browser developers including Google, Mozilla, […]

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First look at OneDrive's Personal Vault feature

Microsoft revealed the new Personal Vault feature for its OneDrive storage solution in June 2019. The feature was made available to OneDrive users from Australia, New Zealand and Canada initially with the […]

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Microsoft announces yet another Windows 7 support extension (for SMBs)

Microsoft announced yesterday that the option to get extended support for the company's Windows 7 operating system will be available to businesses of all sizes. Support for the Windows 7 operating system […]

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How to clear and disable the YouTube Watch and Search history

The video streaming site YouTube keeps track of your activity on the site. If you are signed in to an account, it keeps a record of all videos that you watched, all […]

Ghacks Deals: The Complete .NET & C# Developer Certification Bundle (98% off)

The Complete .NET & C# Developer Certification Bundle is a big development bundle that includes ten different courses to learn and improve .NET and C#. The entire bundle is available for $31 […]

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Windows 10 version 1909: new and changed features

Microsoft has yet to reveal the release date for Windows 10 version 1909, a new feature update for Windows 10 that does not have many of the characteristics of a feature update. […]

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How to create a local account in Windows 10 1909 if the option is not available

Options to create an offline account or a Microsoft account are presented to administrators and users who set up a Windows 10 PC. Microsoft prioritizes the Microsoft account option heavily during first […]

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Report: Microsoft makes it difficult to create local accounts in Windows 10

Windows admins have options to create local or Microsoft Accounts when it comes to the operating system. The initial setup after installation pushes the Microsoft Account option but it was possible up […]