When you create a new Universal App in Visual Studio 2013 , Visual Studio adds a capability by default in the package.appxmanifest file.
Q&A #45 – Which Capability is enabled by Default in Universal App ?
The capability that gets added by default is the Internet capability.
In the Windows Store App , the manifest would have the Internet (Client) enabled whereas the Windows Phone Store App would have the Internet (Client & Server) enabled .
The Developers can remove or uncheck this capability incase they don’t need it.