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Evernote is shaken with scandal


Evernote is shaken with scandal

The popular application of the business world, Evernote, was faced with such a user reaction that its CEO Chris O’Neill had to come out and apologize.


Evernote was highly acclaimed for its cloud base and handy note-taking application, which is particularly popular in the business world. But now Evernote seems to have suffered a serious strain on privacy.



When the application announced on January 23th that a new user contract would be issued for the work to be done for artificial intelligence to be more effective, it was totally disrespectful.


The company’s new user contract has been reacted to by many users as it allows Evernote employees to read their personal notes comfortably.


They apologized for the mistake they made, but …


Evernote underlines that this method is necessary to sustain artificial intelligence work, but when the reaction grows like an avalanche, the company’s CEO acknowledges that he made mistakes today, stressing that they will not be able to renew the user contract.


The company’s new solution is to continue the old system. Software engineers or technical staff in the Meva system can not see the identity of a user when they have to see a user’s notes. They can read these notes under an “anonymous” identity.


On the other hand, notes on the platform, inevitably, are also known to be difficult to remain anonymous if there are innumerable pieces of data identifying the identity of the user. This minor crisis can cost Evernote a lot of money, and popular note-taking can lose a large number of users.



Evernote is highly regarded as the oldest and most useful, yet free, note-taking application on the market. With Evernote, which has evolved into a cloud-based system in recent years, users can keep notes on their devices synchronously in the cloud. In addition, thanks to the useful browser add-ons, they can store the visual and text material they see on the internet in detail in the cloud.

Jack Goodman

Founder & CEO of BrightTitan

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