I only recently noticed the special app access window, which was separate from the permissions manager and the privacy settings. I was shocked to find that Wi-Fi control is granted by default to all apps without my explicit approval. I used to be on iOS before moving to GOS and this permission was always off by default and had to be explicitly granted to apps, so I just assumed that it was the same case here. I had some social media apps installed for a while, and I shudder to think what Facebook or Twitter were doing scanning my network behind my back, before I disabled this permission.
I understand that GOS follows AOSP which enables these by default, but looking at the privacy settings in GOS, I see a toggle for disabling all future sensor permissions, even though that is also enabled by default on all apps. Why can't a similar toggle option be added for all future Wi-Fi control access?
Looking at the other options in Special App Access, I also see Alarms & Reminders is also enabled by default for all apps. I'd also like the option to turn that off if possible because according to the permission description, setting this permission also allows apps to run in the background.
One more thing to note: I know the GOS has been having issues diagnosing and fixing the AOSP bug that resets certain Special App Access permissions after a system update. Adding these toggles can at least allow users to quickly disable these permissions if they are ever reset by an update. Dear dev team: Please consider adding this option, and thank you for all the hard work you put into this project.