Emma McGowan is the Senior Writer for the Avast blog, tackling online security and privacy from a lifestyle perspective. Previous to joining Avast, she was a freelance writer for a decade, focusing on women’s health, sexuality education, and startups. Her work has appeared in Buzzfeed, Mashable, Startups.com, The Daily Dot, Mic, Bustle, Broadly, and Bedsider, among others. When she’s not writing, Emma can be found reading trashy novels, sewing and embroidering, and playing with her tabby cat, Dwight.
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