Feds alleged the company overcharged for wiretapping by $21 million, but the two reach a settlement for much less.
The nation's fourth-largest wireless carrier fielded more government data requests than AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.
Woman accused of disorderly conduct and carrying an open container gets an added charge after allegedly secretly recording her arrest on her phone.
A Massachusetts man is arrested and has his phone taken from him. He was recording a police officer talking loudly and swearing. The recording has now mysteriously disappeared.
The government claims Sprint "inflated its charges by approximately 58 percent," which amounts to more than $21 million in overpayment.
The company received about 320,000 requests for customer information in the US, and just a few thousand internationally.
The cyberattack may be linked to software found preloaded on the PC maker's laptops that left them vulnerable to malware.
Consumers and attorneys are already looking to the legal system for recourse following revelations that Lenovo installed potentially dangerous software on its PCs.
Three years later, the search giant is still battling a class action lawsuit claiming its Street View cars illegally captured usernames, passwords, and other payload data.
In 2008, Skype told CNET the service could not be wiretapped. Microsoft no longer stands by that claim, and a National Security Agency document shows analysts can eavesdrop on video calls.