In Windows 8, you can configure your system privacy.

You can get to this from the Charms > Settings > More PC Settings > Privacy

You can adjust decide the following:

  • To let applications use your location
  • To let applications use your name and account picture

The third one is interesting:

It says “Help improve Windows Store by sending URLs for the web content that apps use”

I’m not sure this will be in the RTM version.

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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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