Geographic location is considered personally identifiable information (PII), so to protect user privacy, location is off by default for each user. The user must enable location services in Control Panel. In Windows 8, the user needs to make only one choice and does not need to have knowledge of specific location providers. By making one selection in Control Panel, the user can enable or disable all available location providers, including the Windows Location Provider.
In reference to msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh768219.aspx:Simplified location settings
The settings for enabling location in Windows 8 are simplified. Administrators can disable location for all users. Users can enable or disable location for their own profile. And for Windows Windows Store apps, users can apply per-app location settings. Each setting applies to location services as a whole, rather than any individual location provider.
The following screen shot shows administrator location settings that are available from the desktop Control Panel. By default, the Windows Location platform is enabled, so that users can choose their own location settings. Administrators can also optionally allow anonymous wireless access point data to be used for improving the Windows Location Provider.
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Edited by BatBoy (Sun 28-Oct-12 10:04:04)