China's dual gold medal winning gymnast He Kexin is under aged and should have been banned from competing at the Olympics.
Stryde Hax, a consultant with Intrepidus – a security firm known for launching the first proactive anti-phishing service – used Google, Google China and the Chinese search engine Baidu and found He was born on January 1, 1994.
While [reports allege] Chinese mandarins deleted all the pages that prove this, Hax looked at the caches instead.
Kexin was part of the women's gymnastic team which won gold and then took an individual gold medal in the uneven bars at the Beijing Olympics. Since she was under 16 in the year the Olympics took place, she was not allowed to compete.
The Olympic body put the rules in place to avoid child exploitation. Kexin said her real age is 16, adding, "I don't care about what other people say, it's none of their business."
On his bog, Hax said that he does not care about the gymnastics age limit, or even really about whether fraud occurred.
He was more concerned about government Internet censorship and the act of removing evidence while at the same time claiming that the evidence is wrong. µ
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