Evernote employees can read your notes and there’s no way to opt-out

Evernote just posted an update to its Privacy Policy that details how the company will make use of some new machine learning tools. In order for those tools to work, Evernote will need to allow a human review of your notes, and that’s not the only reason an employee would look at your notes.
In a recent update to its Privacy Policy set to go into effect on January 23, 2017, Evernote lays out how their machine learning technology will work, which most notably includes the fact that “human review is simply unavoidable.” The machine learning analyzes your notes, then provides a number of features, including improved search, learning how you use Evernote then showing you data specific to how you use it, and even detecting if you’re doing something like making a list then suggesting different features. In order to make sure their technology is operating as its supposed to, employees will need to look at the content of some notes. This does not mean all Evernote employees will have access to this data, but it does mean some will.

According to the Privacy Policy, Evernote employees can look at the content of your notes:

If they believe you’re violating a Terms of Service;

For troubleshooting purposes or to “maintain and improve the service”;

If they deem it necessary to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Evernote and its users;

To comply with legal obligations like warrants, court orders, subpoenas, or other government requests.


Source: Lifehacker

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