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New social media apps guarantee your data will remain secure — for a price

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEDec. 31, 2019, 7:33 PM UTCBy Andrew KozakAs social media giants such as Facebook battle disinformation and data security issues, some users are opting for smaller, more low-key platforms that prioritize "privacy-forward" messaging.Bethany and John Wilson live in Alabama with their two children, but struggle to keep in touch via traditional social media platforms with family spread across the United States.“Social media for me was something that was very noisy and I lost the things that I cared about in the midst of that noise,” said John, a software designer.Cocoon app from ex-Facebook employees lets fa ...