Ars Technica reported that Calendar 2, a well-known scheduling app for Mac, was recently updated with the ability to mine cryptocurrency on users’ devices for the developer. It’s one of the first known cases of an offering from the Mac App Store to engage in this activity, and it’s now vanished from the platform. What’s going on here? In updating Calendar 2, developer Qbix baked in code to mine Monero, which would start only if users chose to unlock all of the app’s unlocked features without paying a one-time fee of $18 or a monthly subscription of $1 (there’s also…

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