The company did their best to explain to the users that the notes read by their employees will be anonymous but no words could quell the fears. People were very concerned and understandably so. They would rather do away with the benefits of having data gathered by the machine learning system such as improved search, for as long as their notes remain confidential.
When all the explaining didn’t work, Evernote posted this announcement just a couple of hours ago:
For now, we know that our notes are “for our eyes only”.