Blippy was a weird social networking site where users entered in their credit card information and then it let you publicly broadcast everything you purchased online. A year and a half after its launch, they’ve realized that no one really wants to do that and have decided to shut down that part of the site and reformat.
It’s been a bad day for Blippy.com, the site lots of people hadn’t heard of until it managed to leak the whole credit card numbers of four users to the entire internet. Now, one of the four people whose digits are in the public domain has come forward to talk.
After this morning’s revelation that Blippy.com — the site for people who think foursquare isn’t enough oversharing — had somehow leaked users’ credit card numbers to anyone with Google, the company wants everyone to know that the problem is not as big as it seems and, yes, they are taking it seriously.