Jack'd is a location-based chat and dating app catering to gay and bisexual men. It is available for Android, iPhone, and Windows phones. Jack'd was previously owned by Online Buddies, owner of Manhunt. In 2019, Perry Street Software, the parent company of Scruff, bought Jack’d for an undisclosed sum.
|Developer(s)||Perry Street Software|
|Operating system||iOS, Android, Windows Phone|
On June 13, 2016, the Los Angeles Times reported that Omar Mateen was a Jack'd user for at least a year prior to the Orlando nightclub shooting in which he killed 49 people and wounded 53 others. Jack'd was not able to substantiate those claims.
On February 5, 2019, technology news outlet The Register reported a security flaw in the app in which users' private photos could be publicly viewed by anybody aware of the flaw. On February 7, 2019, Jack'd fixed the bug. On June 28, 2019, the Office of the Attorney General of New York announced that Online Buddies, Inc. will pay the state $240,000 to settle the privacy complaint and that the company would implement a "comprehensive security program" to prevent similar incidents in the future. In a statement, New York State Attorney General Letitia James said, “[Jack'd] put users’ sensitive information and private photos at risk of exposure and [Online Buddies] didn't do anything about it for a full year just so they could continue to make a profit.”
- "What is Jack'd? Here's a look at the gay dating app". 12NEWS.com. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
- Montgomery, Blake (July 9, 2019). "Scruff Acquires Jack'd, The Dating App That Exposed Users' Nudes". The Daily Beast. IAC. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
- Hennessy-Fiske, Molly; Jarvie, Jenny; Wilber, Del Quentin (13 June 2016). "Orlando gunman had used gay dating app and visited LGBT nightclub on other occasions, witnesses say". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
- Weise, Elizabeth (14 June 2016). "Jack'd app says it has no record of Mateen". USA Today. Maribel Perez Wadsworth. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
- Shaun Nichols (February 5, 2019). "Hi, Jack'd: A little PSA for anyone using this dating-hook-up app... Anyone can slurp your private, public snaps". The Register. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- Robertson, Adi (2019-06-28). "Gay dating app Jack'd settles complaint over exposing private photos". The Verge. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
- "Attorney General James Announces Settlement With Dating App For Failure To Secure Private And Nude Photos". Attorney General of New York. 28 June 2019. Retrieved 16 February 2020.