Evernote’s employees can now read your notes


14, 2016

Evernote today announced a new privacy policy for its service — and it’s not very pretty. According to the company’s new privacy policy, Evernote employees can now read all of your notes on the service. Additionally, users can’t opt out of this scary change either.

And please note that you cannot opt out of employees looking at your content for other reasons stated in our Privacy Policy (under the section, “Does Evernote Share My Personal Information or Content?”).

Interestingly enough, Evernote says the change is to improve its machine learning technologies, stating “This is primarily to make sure that our machine learning technologies are working correctly, in order to surface the most relevant content and features to you.”

Of course, many users may not be very happy with the recent change to Evernote’s privacy policy which is going live on January 23rd, 2017. If you are looking to switch to a difference service, Microsoft’s OneNote might just be the best alternative as it provides a similar set of features and it also has apps for nearly all the popular platforms. Moreover, Microsoft released a tool earlier this year which lets users import their Evernote content into OneNote pretty easily which you can use to move from Evernote to OneNote.

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