I have a scenario where I'd like to poll Salesforce for data via Visualforce Remote Action, but according to this answer, Remote Actions count as activity and cause the session timeout countdown to reset.
I still want the security timeout to kick the user out after the defined interval. Is there any way to exempt my Remote Action from resetting the timeout clock? Is there another way to poll data that doesn't keep the user logged in indefinitely? Because I'll be polling at relatively short intervals, any method that burns through API limits will not fly.