Captive Portal Check
Created by: IzzySoft
I got reports from users who complained to be tracked by SatStat, as it seemed to call out to Google servers (clientX.google.com). I initially thought that might have been the device itself looking for AGPS data from some supple*.google.com server. To rule out SatStat itself might be responsible, I searched the code – and found this:
public static final String CAPTIVE_PORTAL_SERVER = "clients3.google.com";
An unfortunate choice for those who not want anything to do with "Google tracking" and because of that explicitly reached out to F-Droid. Would it be possible to substitute some "neutral server" – or disable captive portal check at all? As a maintainer at F-Droid I've been asked whether we should add an AntiFeature (NonFreeNet? Tracking?) – I'd rather not, and prefer having it solved in a better way
Thanks in advance!