Can Kodi Addons Spy on You?
A new Kodi addon can detect if you're using it for piracy.
21:41 02 November 2017
A Kodi’s new addon, called KN Addon Caretaker, knows if you are using the software for piracy. If it detects that you have been using Kodi to illegally stream TV shows, films and sports content, it will continuously display a warning message telling you to uninstall any “harmful” pirate addons you might have. The warning will not go away until you comply.
The move protects Kodi from being linked to illicit addons.
TVAddons, a highly popular library for addons, said: “Understandably, end users are outraged. Some are even calling [KN Addon Caretaker] spyware.”
“This seems like another attack against the addons that made Kodi popular in the first place. As abusive lawsuits have began to plague the unofficial Kodi community, we’ve noticed an alarming trend in official Kodi developers attacking the unofficial addon community, within the official Kodi forums as well as over social media.
“Many of these attacks are unwarranted considering the fact that once upon a time Kodi itself was home to many of the addons which they now claim to hate.”
It added: “We strongly believe that end users should always have the right to choose, otherwise what’s the point?”