FCC fines wireless carriers for sharing user locations

Oak Hill, WV (CNN)—The US government is imposing major fines on the country’s top wireless carriers. 

Officials say AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon illegally shared personal data from their customers without consent. 

These fines stem from allegations made by the FCC, which said for years, the carriers gave geolocation history information to third parties in connection to their commercial programs. 

AT&T was fined $57 million, while Verizon was fined nearly $47 million. 

Sprint’s fine is $12 million, and T-Mobile’s faces an $80 million fine. 

All four carriers say they plan to appeal this decision. 

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