Student Data Protection, Meth at the Border, and the Golden Globes

We begin with a look at the educational tech sector. First, a primer on President Obama’s proposal today of a new law to ban the makers of classroom products like tablets, Internet-connected software, and apps from selling students’ digital information to commercial companies. Then, what could the proposal mean for Silicon Valley’s recent boom in educational tech products? Next, we hear from a DEA official about how Mexico has become America’s number-one source for methamphetamine, and why most of it gets smuggled through California. After that, we turn overseas and get an update on what we know about the gunmen who killed 12 people at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and attacked a kosher supermarket last week. Were they affiliated with al-Qaeda AND ISIS? And finally, in our weekly TV segment, a recap of the Golden Globes and a look ahead to new shows of 2015.

Banner Image: A pile of mobile devices including smart phones, tablets, laptops and ebook readers.