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Starting Next Year, "Evernote" Employees Could Access Your Unencrypted Notes

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    Evernote has published an update to its Privacy Policy, revealing that as of 23 January 2017, employees will be able to access unencrypted notes. The change is being wheeled in because of the apparent failings of machine learning.

    Perhaps more worrying is the fact that Evernote says that it is not possible to opt out of having employees possibly accessing your unencrypted notes. The only way to fully protect your privacy is to delete all your notes and close your Evernote account.

    The update to the Privacy Policy starts off sounding fairly innocuous: "The latest update to the Privacy Policy allows some Evernote employees to exercise oversight of machine learning technologies applied to account content, subject to the limits described below, for the purposes of developing and improving the Evernote service."

    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/16/1...employees-could-access-your-unencrypted-notes

    http://betanews.com/2016/12/14/evernote-privacy/
     
  2. Reaver

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    Just report us to the NSA why don't you.

    Wtf. I'm glad I don't use Evernote anymore.