Byline: Kate Fitzgerald
Fast-growing social-networking site Blippy hit a rough patch this week when it revealed an internal glitch that resulted in exposing certain users’ credit card data on Google Inc.’s search engine for some three months.
Palo Alto-based Blippy, which has gained some 125,000 followers since its launch in December, touts itself as “a fun and easy way to see and discuss what everyone is buying.” The site enables users to register a credit card with the site, which tracks users’ purchases at such merchants as Apple Inc.’s iTunes, Amazon.com and Netflix.
Blippy promises to extract users’ sensitive card data, but the company says it slipped …
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