Courtesy Simon Phipps of
Chinese citizens had their first look outside of the gilded cage for six hours this past Monday

As either an act of subtle courage or an act of gross incompetence, Google "forgot" to filter searches in capital letters on the widely controversial Chinese portal. PC Magazine reports that the Crypticide forums reported the glitch with the footnote "Enjoy the liberation whilst you can, citizens!"

Google found itself in the spotlight several times over the last few weeks with regard to its censorship program in China, but the company has constantly defended itself under the premise that giving filtered search capabilities to a fifth of the world's population is better than not giving any search capabilities at all.

More details about the incident here.

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