Following a huge backlash earlier this week, CEO Chris O’Neill says the plans to access user information in order to improve machine learning capabilities will only occur if users opt in.
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When it comes to the array of cloud-based note-taking apps out there, Evernote is probably the most popular. However, following today’s reports, there may be a few folks looking for an alternate source.
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The company says it’s all to benefit their machine learning efforts and the only way to opt out is to get rid of Evernote completely.
At least those using desktop platforms have the option of encrypting the messages, but those exclusively using mobile devices are out of luck.
As for why it is allowing “a list of Evernote employees” to access user data beyond machine learning, the company says it won’t be using it for targeting ads.
If this isn’t acceptable to you in any way, the company is providing users with an open invitation to leave, providing users with instructions to “leave the Evernote service.”
“We would hate to see you go, though, especially when we continue to have so many exciting new developments to share with you,” the firm pleads.
Well, Evernote users, you know what you need to do…
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