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Terrarium TV Developer May Give Up User Data to Authorities

By Nitish Singh / September 17, 2018

Terrarium TV was one of the most popular apps to view pirated content on with the developer providing access to content from most major international publishers. The project was shut down last week after developer NitroXenon came under legal pressure. Last week the developer not only announced that the project is shut down, but also that user data may be handed over to authorities.

Terrarium TV had gained notoriety with other popular names like Showbox and Popcorn time. Developer NitroXenon wrote in a statement “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 knew 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.”

Terrarium Warning

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NitroXenon did not reveal why he was shutting down the project. Many users speculated that it was due to legal pressure the developer was facing for piracy. Users have now started receiving notifications on their devices that warn users “Uninstall immediately!”, “Your IP address and location are being tracked!” and “We can’t guarantee that details won’t be shared upon request” in three different notifications.

On Sunday, NitroXenon revealed that all apps track user IP addresses and if he is forced to hand over the data to authorities, he will. He did not add much to his statement beyond that which has led to Terrarium users questioning why the data logs are not being purged if the project is shutting down for good.

It is unknown what is going on behind the scenes and what kind of pressure the platform was facing that they had to shut down the popular app. Speculations continue in several online forums with no concrete evidence on what happened.

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