Woman's horror after mum receives X-rated video by mistake

If you need any more proof that robots and artificial intelligence are slowly taking over our lives — for better or worse — then look no further than this woman's horror story about an X-rated video gone wrong.

Kara Tonin, from Canada, took to TikTok to explain how she ended up sending a rather racy video she intended for her partner to her mother by mistake.

Woman's horror after mum receives X-rated video by mistake. Photo: TikTok/karatonin.
A TikTok user has shared her horror story after accidentally sending an X-rated video to her own mum. Photo: TikTok/karatonin.

Return to sender

And no, it wasn't a case of the classic 'accidentally selected the wrong phone contact' that saw Kara's steamy footage land in her mum's inbox.

Turns out, Kara's phone automatically sent off the video without her knowing due to an overzealous facial recognition setting in her photo app. Chilling, no?

"This is a PSA for anyone who uses Google photos or any photo app that has facial recognition," Kara announced in her TikTok clip.

“So Google photos has this incredible thing where it recognises people’s faces and if you type in their name it will pull up every picture and video with their face in it," she added.

Woman's horror after mum receives X-rated video by mistake. Photo: TikTok/karatonin.
Kara tells Yahoo Lifestyle that her mum thought the whole thing was 'funny' but also 'disturbing'. Photo: TikTok/karatonin.

Kara went on to explain that the facial recognition function would automatically detect photos of her son Josh and save them to an album that she'd shared with her mum.

Every time Kara snapped a pick of her boy, his grandma would get a notification prompting her to check it out.

"Isn’t technology incredible? A little too incredible if you ask me," she joked.

Things took a turn for the embarrassing when Kara decided to 'spice things up' in her relationship.

“So I made an R-rated video where I was doing unspeakable, un-Godly things and Google photos picked up a very small picture of my son in the background on my fridge," she revealed.

You can probably guess what happened next...

"I’m so sorry mum," a red-faced Kara told the camera.

'Disturbing but funny'

Wondering how Kara's mum reacted to receiving her daughter's raunchy video? You might be surprised. Kara tells Yahoo Lifestyle that it really wasn't a big deal.

"My mom and I have a great relationship and she thought the whole thing was funny. Disturbing... but funny," she says.

"She even shared the TikTok to her Facebook page because she was excited for me after it went viral," she adds.

Kara's TikTok has indeed gone viral, racking up 2.4 million views and counting since she posted it over the weekend.

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