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SC Congress Toronto starts today, the fourth annual digital security conference all about the dangerous things that happen online. Just about everybody in attendance or speaking has the words "security" or "cyber" in their job title. Topics include ransomware, information security, governance and the Internet of Things.

Also, this is the last day of Augmented World Expo 2015 in Santa Clara, California, and Canada's own wearable tech pioneer Steve Mann will be giving a keynote address. Check out our recent article about his take on how wearables interact with the modern surveillance state.

In other tech news, the attorneys general of New York and Connecticut are investigating Apple Inc's negotiations with music companies to look for signs of potential antitrust violations.

The attorneys general want to know whether music labels colluded or were pressured into favoring Apple's paid music subscription service, which was released on Monday.

Also, Sweden's TeliaSonera is buying a 1.4 per cent stake in online music streaming service Spotify after more than five years of partnership, the telecoms operator said on Wednesday.

TeliaSonera said it will pay $115-million for the stake in Spotify, a Stockholm-based unlisted business that provides free on-demand music or an advertisement-free service for paying customers, valuing the company at about $8.2-billion.

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Every day a million pieces of news fly at you. This daily Signal Boost is our attempt to give readers a morning head's up on the news that will matter to Canadians interested in media, technology and telecom.

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