They were willing to share the data because Germany is an ally of the US.
True, but usually between allies it's a matter of courtesy and long-term mutual benefices, not a matter of bargain. I doubt French and German intelligence agencies traded something with the CIA in the summer of 2001 when they warned it that something big was afoot.
Holy Chao! I didn't know there had been such a trial!
Too bad that the crimes of Chiquita in the early 20th century won't ever be punished...
I tend to agree with you on many matters, Opportunist (not that you should care) but in that particular case I respectfully tell you that you're talking out of your ass. The assaliant has ties to islamic fundies, even past connections to the Kouachi brothers, among other things. He's an example of "low key terrorism". Not really a lone rabid wolf, but also not part of a very structured organisation. A particularly dangerous bunch, because those are uneasy to detect before it's too late, since they aren't into any very structured "cell", but have access to better means than lone activists.
And here it becomes "news for nerds": this guy wasn't completely off the radar, he'd been watched as a potential threat for years, just like the Kouachi brothers. The proposed new legislation in France wouldn't result in any progress on how this was handled, only additional human means would, without the need to change laws.
What the gods would destroy they first submit to an IEEE standards committee.