Ministers to review Freedom of Information Act

Cross-party panel to decide whether act is too expensive and overly intrusive, in a move likely to be seen as a bid to reduce public access

Ministers have launched a cross-party review of the Freedom of Information Act, which is likely to be viewed as an attempt to curb public access to government documents.

The move comes just hours after papers released on Friday under FOI disclosed that British pilots have been involved in bombing in Syria.

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Crash involving self-driving Google car injures three employees

Driverless car hit while stationary in traffic by human driver travelling at 17mph in another vehicle, resulting in the first self-driving car injuries

Three Google employees have been injured in a crash involving one of the company’s self-driving cars.

Google revealed the accident happened on 1 July when its car was rear-ended while stationary on a public road in Mountain View, California.

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Warhammer – a beginner’s guide to the legendary battle game

It’s brought chaos to kitchen tables for over 30 years. With new update Age of Sigmar on the way, here’s what you need to know about the fantasy wargame

If you’re remotely interested in strategy gaming, you’ve probably heard of Warhammer. In its 32-year history the tabletop game of fantasy battles has provided a gateway into gaming for generations of players, and it remains one of the most recognisable franchises in the industry.

But creator Games Workshop recently brought the game’s three decades of bloodshed and battle to a close, destroying the Warhammer world in a cataclysmic in-game event known as the End Times.

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Windows 10: updates will be mandatory for home users

Consumer users of Windows 10 will have no choice but to accept the installation of automatic updates, even if they break software for them

Microsoft’s Windows 10 will force automatic updates on to home users with systems that that cannot be disabled.

The latest preview build of Windows 10 for home users, which is considered to be the final version due to be released to the public in the very near future, has an automatic Windows Update system that cannot be turned off.

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