Social Shopping Site Gets A Bit Too Fast And Loose With What It Knows

“I simply have nothing to hide,” Mark Brooks, a Web consultant, told the Times during Brad Stone’s reportage of the 23,094th story about exciting new Internet companies that the Paper Of Record has run this month. Let’s see if he’s still embracing that stance now that the shared-shopping site Blippy — which is one of the sites profiled in the piece; Brooks uses it because he is apparently interested in having “a fun and easy way to see and discuss what everyone is buying” at his fingertips — has inadvertently leaked some of its users’ credit card data! Well, the possibility of that particular bit of oversharing certainly adds a new level of excitement to the online-shopping experience, although I’m not sure I would call it “fun”?