Android Pie and WiGLE - news articles about scan-throttling

Notes regarding project status and info

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The world is finding out - but can we convince google to build us a permission?

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Way down in the issue tracking thread https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/79906367 is this note -
"Note: Apps holding android.Manifest.permission.NETWORK_SETTINGS permission are exempted from scan throttling."

Is it possible for the android app to obtain this permission?
Unfortunately not. android.Manifest.permission.NETWORK_SETTINGS is a system permission, regular apps can't use it without rooting and moving the app to the 'privileged' location or having it baked into a custom ROM.
Another google tracking issue to star and raise awareness:

https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/112688545
my main device just got the 9 update, and it basically is now useless :shock:
It scans Bluetooth like crazy, but Wifi while driving is actually not working like this.

But as the list from the last scan stays, does it means i will report the position from this wifi´s while im moving? so reporting potentially totaly wrong positions? :shock:

Or does the Wigle App respects the "age" from the scan?
the position and signal strength get registered at the time the scan completes. It won't be "wrong" just far less complete than frequent scanning would provide.

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