I'm building a macOS binary to accompany a Chrome extension using the Chrome Native Messaging API. When the binary (unsigned, unnotarized) is in my Downloads folder, Chrome is not able to launch it. However, when I move the binary to
/Applications (per https://stackoverflow.com/a/59710823/12581350), Chrome is able to launch it.
I was curious if anyone knows the reason why it's able to run from
/Applications but not