THE EPOCH TIMES
Thursday, August 21, 2008
An internet hacker claims to have caught Google in the act of deleting documents from its cache that showed Chinese gymnasts to be underage.
“Stryde.hax” uncovered more evidence that gold medal winner He Kexin is only 14 years, but information about the gymnast is fast disappearing from the Internet.
“Stryde.hax” identified He Kexin with the birth date January 1, 1994 in a cache on Baidu, the largest Chinese search engine. This would make her 14 years old and under the eligible age of 16 for Olympic competition. It is reported He Kexin’s Chinese passport states her birthdate is January 1, 1992.
Google’s cached copy of the spreadsheet does not contain Kexin’s age record.
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Stryde.hax says that all the documents personally unearthed, and that show He Kexin with the 1994 birthdate, have “gone down the memory hole.”
“I ran my existing search string against google.cn. Interestingly, I got back two spreadsheet results.”
But, after a couple of hours, stryde.hax tried the search again, and was surprised to find, “Expunged entirely from google.cn’s search index is my original find.”
This article was posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 9:27 am