December 16, 2016

THAT DIDN’T TAKE LONG: Evernote backs off from privacy policy changes, says it ‘messed up’

The changes to the privacy policy were to come into effect on Jan. 23.

By late Thursday, however, O’Neill was taking measures to fix the crisis caused by the proposed policy change. “We announced a change to our privacy policy that made it seem like we didn’t care about the privacy of our customers or their notes. This was not our intent, and our customers let us know that we messed up, in no uncertain terms. We heard them, and we’re taking immediate action to fix it,” he said in a statement.

The Redwood City, Calif., company will make machine learning technologies available to its users, but employees will be not be reading note content unless users opt in, Evernote said in a blog post.

Good.

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