Evernote CEO: ‘We Messed Up’ on Privacy

Evernote has rolled back controversial privacy policy changes, saying it will no longer allow employees to read user data to improve the service’s machine learning technology. “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. This week, the cloud note-taking service stirred resentment among users when Evernote Corp. said it was revising its privacy policy as part of a plan to implement machine learning next year. The change, which would have gone into effect Jan. 23, would have allowed an extremely limited number of Evernote employees to review anonymized user data to improve machine learning algorithms. Users could avoid letting Evernote employees read their notes by opting out of the…

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