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Stockton releases online version of mapping application

STOCKTON — Stockton has launched an online version of its Geographic Information Systems mapping application. The Landmaster Online site allows city employees and the public to search for property information…

Twitter hopes changes will boost usage

NEW YORK — Twitter announced that in coming months photos, videos and other media won’t count toward its 140-character limit. The change is aimed at making the service easier to…

Facebook to change how it picks trending topics

LOS ANGELES — Facebook is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a “trending topic” on its giant social network. The move comes amid…

Gov. Brown wants money for quake warning system

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown has changed his mind on whether a fledgling earthquake early warning system deserves money from the state budget. Gov. Brown is currently asking for…

Startup Spotlight: Construction workers create project management program

Startup Spotlight: Construction workers create project management program

CERES — Francisco Gaytan and Seth Cheek’s software venture began as a way to solve a paperwork problem at the construction company where they work. CDC Residential Construction, Inc. was…

Millennials find filing taxes online to be scary proposition

Millennials find filing taxes online to be scary proposition

Turns out there is one thing millennials fear doing online, filing their taxes. A new survey of 1,600 adults by NerdWallet found that 17 percent of taxpayers in the 18-to-34-year-old…

McNerney raises privacy concerns over proposed FCC rule

WASHINGTON — Representative Jerry McNerney was among three house representative that sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, raising concerns about the potential privacy implications of the Notice of…

Apple to fight hacking order

Apple to fight hacking order

WASHINGTON — Apple will continue to fight a a federal magistrate’s order to help the FBI hack into an encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. U.S.…

Is your password one of the worst?

Is your password one of the worst?

LOS GATOS — Seemingly every year the password 123456 tops the list of worst passwords and every year people keep using it. SplashData released its list of worst passwords to…

Google to challenge Uber with driverless cars

Google is hoping to offer rides-for-hire using its driverless vehicles. In a challenge to services like Uber and Lyft, the tech giant hopes to allow customers to order a car…