Evernote CEO: 'We Messed Up' on Privacy
"You've let us know that we messed up. We listened, we're truly sorry, and we're taking immediate action to fix it," CEO Chris O'Neill said on Twitter late Thursday.
When users wrote angrily about the change on social media, and said they'd dump Evernote, the company issued a clarification on its blog later in the week. (See Evernote: 'We Communicated Poorly' on Privacy Change.)
Then, very late Thursday, the company posted again: Just forget it, they said.
"[W]e will make machine learning technologies available to our users, but no employees will be reading note content as part of this process unless users opt in," Chiemingo says.
Evernote has -- and will continue to -- review user data for law enforcement purposes, such as when subpoenaed or to prevent or mitigate violations of its terms of service.
— Mitch Wagner, , Editor, Light Reading Enterprise Cloud