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Update: Evernote Changes Its Mind

Just a day after Evernote released its new privacy policy stating that its employees could read users' notes and data, the provider rescinded that portion of their policy.

Evernote's CEO, Chris O'Neill, said, "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."

"We are excited about what we can offer Evernote customers thanks to the use of machine learning, but we must ask for permission, not assume we have it. We’re sorry we disappointed our customers, and we are reviewing our entire privacy policy because of this."

However, there are certain circumstances in which particular Evernote employees may still view users' notes such as responding to a warrant or investigating violations to their Terms of Service. Users have no ability to opt out of this. 

So, the news is better on the Evernote front I wonder if this will leave a sour taste for Evernote users, though.