Facebook suspends data analytics firm CubeYou amid data scandal     - CNET

Facebook has suspended another data analysis firm for violating its policies in the wake of a scandal that alleges millions of users' personal information was misused during the 2016 US election.

Data analytics firm CubeYou, which collected information about users through personality quizzes, was suspended Sunday for misleadingly labeling its product as "for non-profit academic research" and then sharing the information with marketers, Facebook said, confirming a report by CNBC .

"These are serious claims and we have suspended CubeYou from Facebook while we investigate them. If they refuse or fail our audit, their apps will be banned from Facebook," Ime Archibong, Facebook vice president of product partnerships, said in a statement that thanked CNBC for bringing the matter to the social networking giant's attention.

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