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Facebook dealt privacy blow as US-Europe data-sharing pact declared illegal

A ruling by Europe's highest court puts the social network and thousands of other companies in a tough spot over how they handle user data.

By October 6, 2015


Senate panel approves data-sharing cybersecurity bill

A Senate committee gives the nod to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which would make it easier for companies and the government to share data during cyberattacks.

By July 8, 2014


Google Glass ditches tether requirement for data sharing

The technology's latest update seems to allow for users of the XE9 companion app to accept an Internet connection, eliminating the need for tethering.

By September 16, 2013


Privacy protections booted from CISPA data-sharing bill

Committee overwhelmingly votes down privacy amendments that would have curbed National Security Agency's access to private sector data. Now the bill heads to the House floor for a vote.

By April 10, 2013


Help! These data share plans are too confusing (FAQ)

If you're confused about AT&T's and Verizon's new mobile data share plans, you're not alone. CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains the ins and outs of the plans in this FAQ.

By July 19, 2012


Is a data share plan right for your family?

In this Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers some advice about switching to one of the new data share plans offered from AT&T or Verizon. And she predicts when a new Nexus smartphone might come to market.

By July 18, 2012


Google fights back, says Microsoft has same data-sharing policy

The Web giant responds to critical Microsoft ads, noting that the software giant has a similar policy regarding sharing consumer information across its services.

By February 1, 2012


New OnStar privacy policy expands on data sharing

An upcoming change in policy for OnStar subscribers includes some daring new freedoms that allow GM to share your data with more third parties.

By September 21, 2011


Groupon updates rules on mobile tracking, data sharing

Group coupon-buying start-up announces privacy rule changes about the way it collects location data from mobile devices and how it shares personal information on its users.

By July 10, 2011


Google to require two-way data-sharing street

If Web services want to let their users import data from Google, they will now be required to allow those users to easily export data.

By November 5, 2010