Fake Military Recruitment Websites Seized by FTC for Selling Personal Info to For-Profit Schools

Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it seized nine copycat websites set up to look like U.S. military recruitment pages. The websites, including Army.com and Air-Force.com, encouraged potential recruits to hand over their personal contact information. But that data was then sold to for-profit schools…

Air Force Failed to Put Sutherland Springs Shooter in FBI Database Preventing Felons From Getting Guns

The U.S. Air Force admitted on Monday that it had failed to put information regarding Devin Patrick Kelley, the man authorities say was the perpetrator of a gun massacre at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday which resulted in at least 26 deaths, into a FBI database retailers use to prevent people with a…

Top Secret Air Force Spaceplane Lands with Sonic Boom After Two Years in Orbit 

The US Air Force’s secretive X-37B spaceplane landed yesterday after 718 days in orbit—just twelve days shy of a full two years. What was it doing up there in the sky? The government won’t say. Even the spaceplane’s budget is a secret. But the X-37B’s landing wasn’t so stealth. The spaceplane caused a sonic boom that…

The Air Force Denied Our Request For The List of Crowdsourced Names For Their New B-21 Bomber

Back in May, the US Air Force announced that they had received over 4,600 entries in their crowdsourced naming contest for the new B-21 bomber. The announcement even said that they’d narrowed it down to 15 finalists. So, naturally, I did what any weirdo blogger does: I filed a Freedom of Information Act request to see…