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Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has banned the quiz app myPersonality for not cooperating with an audit and because it was clear "they shared information with researchers as well as companies with only limited protections in place." Ever since the company started auditing apps in March after the Cambridge Analytica upheaval, this is the second app to be banned for having shared information with researchers. Facebook also revealed that it has suspended another 200 apps since the last suspension that is public knowledge. Facebook said myPersonality was mainly active before 2012. myPersonality was created by researchers at the Cambridge Psychometrics Centre to gather data from Facebook users via personality quizzes. It operated from 2007 to 2012, and gathered data on about four million users directly while it was operational, whom Facebook will be alerting now. Facebook has said that there is no evidence as of now that myPersonality accessed users' friends’ information. Read: Cambridge Analytica fallout: Facebook suspends around 200 apps in ongoing audit 400 apps now suspended Notably, Facebook has been investigating the app since April, when it only suspended the app from its platform. New Scientist reported that over 6 million people completed the tests on myPersonality app and half of them even agreed to share data from their Facebook profiles with the app. "If myPersonality refuses to cooperate or fails our audit, we will ban it," Facebook's VP of product partnerships, Ime Archibong, had said in April after the suspension. With this, the number of app suspensions…

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