Google’s cybersecurity project ‘Chronicle’ is in trouble
Chronicle initially began as an independent startup with separate policies until it formally joined Google in June of 2019, becoming part of its Cloud security. However, this merge may not have been entirely beneficial for the startup, as the future of Chronicle is currently unclear following employee claims that salaries were not adjusted following the acquisition. Employees reported that many of them found out that Chronicle was folding into Google on the day of the announcement.
The cybersecurity company has already lost former CEO Stephen Gillett to another position within Google amid reports of a distant CEO and a lack of communication between employees and Gillett. However, Google engineering VP Sunil Potti stated that Chronicle remained a critical player in the security goals of Google, and employees say that projects other than the previously announced Backstory are in progress.