How can we not talk a little and guess a little about the biggest story in tech? Google always managed to grab headlines from making ‘search engine’ a household word, to the evening news coverage of Google’s font change. It’s always been such a pal. Then, the mission to not be evil disappeared; then the defense contracts, then the location tracking, now, getting a job with China. With so much being decided in private, it’s an episode and topic ripe for chatter and guesswork. Even with best sympathies though, we have to ask, Is Google still a pal?