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Offline grafiksinc

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SNAP News not so good
« on: May 16, 2018, 10:16:37 am »
Guys -- have you seen this news.
https://betanews.com/2018/05/13/ubuntu-snap-cryptocurrency/

This should not be surprising it was bound to happen right  ;)


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Re: SNAP News not so good
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 11:33:18 am »
Check this article out https://news.softpedia.com/news/canonical-says-there-s-no-rules-against-mining-cryptocurrencies-through-snaps-521132.shtml

Basically the programs did mine cryptocurrency when the app was launched but Canonical pulled it from the Snap Store because the author of the application did not disclose it.

Canonical also said that mining cryptocurrency is not illegal, nor unethical, so the only thing the publisher did wrong is not to inform users about his snap apps mining for cryptocurrency in the background.