Re: Maybe, maybe not.
What, and phones are not trackable based on their IMEI from the tower, or from their WIFI scan data? Open up Kali Linux and run airsnort-ng and some scanning tools and watch for the known wifi networks phones are scanning for. Showing busines names, hotel names, and all under their own wifi ID. This fingerprint is already there and doesnt change at all . A necessary ID that by default changes every 15 mins, bumped up to 2 hours is hardly the security concern in your phone. They probably changed it to lower processing costs of merging the data back together when someone is found to have covid and they need it.