Google Photos Accidentally Broadcasts Woman's X-Rated Video

 Sometimes technology can be really useful – but it also can get us into trouble. 


One woman discovered a feature on her phone that she loved where she could easily share pictures of her son Josh with her mum – until it accidentally sent her something she didn’t want her to see. 

Kara Tonin, from Canada, sent up her Google photos account to organise an album of her son when it picked up his face. The album automatically shared with her mum and sent her a notification when a new picture was added. 

But when Kara made an x-rated video in her kitchen to share with a partner, the facial recognition picked up a tiny snap of her son stuck to the fridge in the background. 

It was added to the album and her mum was sent the video right to her phone. Posting on TikTok, Kara said: ‘This is a PSA for anyone who uses Google photos or any photo app that has facial recognition.’ She said the technology is an ‘incredible thing’ but just went a little wrong for her. 

She added: ‘This is a PSA for anyone who uses Google photos or any photo app that has facial recognition. 

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. 

‘And then you can make an album of that person and share it with your friends and family. ‘Isn’t technology incredible? A little too incredible if you ask me!’ She went on to explain how she decided to ‘spice things up in her relationship’ with a sexy video. 

She said: ‘I made a rated R 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 ‘And said “hey that’s a picture of Josh, let’s send the video to Kara’s mom.” ‘I’m so sorry mom.’ 

Over 1.8m people have viewed her video on TikTok telling her story. Others said they could only sympathise. 

One said: ‘I would simply pass away.’ Another added: ‘Lmao!!! girl this is why I don’t use google photos.

I’m too paranoid. Nothing past my gallery lol.’ 

And some said it had happened to them too. ‘I also learned this from personal experience,’ one person wrote. 

Someone else said: ‘Same thing happened with my sister doing… something. With a picture of my niece in the background. I managed to steal my mom’s phone.’

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