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Depending on the settings you chose when you originally set up Windows 8 you may have given apps access to your location. While it may help in some situations like using the Maps app a lot of people prefer privacy. Read on to find out how to claim your privacy back in Windows 8.

Preventing Applications From Using Location Information

Press the Windows + I keyboard combination and click on the Change PC Settings link at the bottom of the sidebar.

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When the new Immersive Control Panel opens, head on over to the Privacy section.

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On the right-hand side you will see a setting allowing apps to use your location.

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You will need to turn it off by moving the slider to the left.

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That’s all there is to it.

Taylor Gibb Taylor Gibb
Taylor Gibb is a professional software developer with nearly a decade of experience. He served as Microsoft Regional Director in South Africa for two years and has received multiple Microsoft MVP (Most Valued Professional) awards. He currently works in R&D at Derivco International.
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