If you’ve never heard of Blippy, it’s a website where you can share your purchases online. Want to let the world know about that coffee you bought at Starbucks this morning? Share it. What about the KFC Double Down that you just had to try out, despite feeling your arteries clogging? Let the world know. The world can even find out about your purchases at less desirable places, all thanks to sharing your financial credentials with Blippy.
The Blippy founders assures the user that they take user privacy very seriously. They have to in order to get a bunch of people to share their financial information with them.
Today was the day I’ve been waiting for ever since the site launched. The credit card numbers of four Blippy users showed up Google results. These users were very early users, but it could have been anyone. Google did remove those search results, showing that Google and Blippy do care about user privacy
more than Facebook does.
I can share everything I buy without sharing any of my financial information, though. Any of my purchases for the past year will be minimal and boring thanks to being broke. In fact, it’s not a bad idea. The sharing of excess personal information with a third party is where the danger begins.