Details of Terrarium TV customers could be handed to authorities, developer says
Terrarium TV had lately introduced that it might be shutting down its service on the finish of September. Terrarium TV, a well-liked app for Android-powered gadgets, allowed customers’ entry to pirated copies of TV exhibits and flicks pulled from file-hosting websites without spending a dime.
According to NitroXenon aka Peter Chan, the app’s developer who introduced the shut down on September 10 in a notification to app customers mentioned, “It has always been a great pleasure to work on this project. However, it is time to say goodbye. I am going to shut down Terrarium TV, forever. I know this day will come eventually. I know it would be hard to let go. But it is really time for me to move on to other projects.”
The message continued: “Please note that you will not be able to open the Terrarium TV app after the end of September as the app will close itself automatically.”
While this information got here as an enormous blow for its customers, the developer beginning sending one other notification to its customers to instantly uninstall their app. Apparently, these customers who didn’t uninstall the Terrarium TV app instantly after receiving the notification message of shut down are actually receiving warning notification on their gadgets. It is asking the user to instantly uninstall the app or their knowledge together with IP addresses could also be handed over to the authorities.
“Uninstall immediately!” one notification reads. “Your IP address and location are being tracked!”
“We can’t guarantee that details won’t be shared upon request,” advises one other.
When TorrentFreak contacted NitroXenon and requested for a proof for the warning notifications, he replied, “I’m just telling the truth. Almost every app tracks user’s IP [addresses]. And if I must [hand] the info to authorities then I’ll do it.”
While it isn’t clear why NitroXenon determined to shut down Terrarium TV, many are speculating that the developer could also be below authorized strain to shut down due to the rising quantity of lawsuits focusing on piracy apps.
Not solely Terrarium TV, however pirate providers like Morpheus TV and even paid providers like Set TV have additionally shut down lately due to piracy lawsuit.