01 Mar '11, 11am

Japan police seek Yahoo's help in exam cheat probe

Japan police seek Yahoo's help in exam cheat probe

TOKYO: Police asked Yahoo! Japan on Tuesday to assist them in their hunt for tech-savvy cheats who used the Internet giant to help in gruelling entrance exams for elite universities. At least one applicant is believed to have used a mobile phone to send exam questions to Yahoo's question-and-answer site Chiebukuro ("Pearls of Wisdom"), where the queries were answered while the exam was still in progress. The cheating - believed to have taken place at four top universities in Tokyo and Kyoto in recent spring exams - has made national headlines. The exams are the culmination of an intensely competitive school system and a highly stressful time for candidates because graduating from a top college or university has long been a virtual guarantee of a well-paid job. Tokyo and Kyoto police have asked Yahoo! Japan to provide access records to help identify the culprits, the Yomiur...

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