Since that didn't work, Evernote has decided to back down. In its announcement post today, the company said:
Evernote CEO Chris O'Neill admitted to Fast Company that his team screwed up. "The headlines that are being written just aren't true," he said. "Human beings don't read notes without people's permission. Full stop."
Trust is at the heart of our service. That means we need to be transparent and admit our missteps. https://t.co/Fa61KPERNR— Evernote (@evernote) December 16, 2016