Using your actual location information can be useful in some circumstance (e.g. using Maps). But it obviously enable tracking of your location. Be careful with the services/apps you allow tracking your location.
How to fix it
macOS 10.11 – 10.14
- Go to “System Preferences” > “Security & Privacy” > “Privacy”
- Select “Location Services”click the lock to make changes
- You can totally disable location services be selecting “Enable Location services” (keep in mind you will also lose the capability to locate your Mac with the “Find my Mac” functionality.
- or you can decide to deselect only some services
- Check also your settings in “System Services” > “Details”
- When you use location services, always enable “show location icon in menu bar ..” so you get notified when location services are used.
Keep in mind: not every security and privacy setting is suitable for everyone. Enhancing the security can lead in losing functionality and/or comfort.
Before making changes, please backup your Mac! Do not make too many change at once. After changing your Mac, check if your normal usage of your Mac has changed in a way which fits to you. Are your really willing to loose some functionality and/or comfort?
Most important is, that you learn and understand what are the advantages and disadvantages of the security settings and that you are aware about the capabilities and risks of your Mac configuration.
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