Google is investigating a new device that uses a camera and GPS to track your location.
According to a blog post, the tracking device can detect when you are in a location where it can use its microphone to detect you, but only when you’re close enough to the device that it can identify you.
The device can also detect when your face or body are moving, and can alert you if you’ve turned around.
The company says the device is capable of “tracking your physical movements and identifying your physical location” in an area that’s “close enough to you that it may identify you even when you turn around.”
The device is designed for “somewhat less sophisticated” tracking, and is only capable of tracking people within “approximately a foot of you” when in “a certain radius.”
The company said it was not aware of any specific cases where the device was used to target or harass anyone.
The tracking device has been in testing for about a year, Google said, and the company will be able to share more information about it soon.
Google said that the tracking features “will not interfere with the ability of the device to track users,” and that it does not store data about your location unless you specifically say so.
The Google Maps app uses the same feature, as does the Gmail app.
Google’s research showed that it could be used for “targeting specific individuals” or “engaging in targeted advertising,” but the company said the technology was only used in very limited cases and it could “not track a person in a crowd.”
The tracking feature is similar to the ones that have been used in facial recognition technology for years.
Google has been developing the technology since 2011, and said it started out with “a handful of devices” in 2015.
“We’re excited to share the details of the research with the community, including how it is deployed and how it works,” a Google spokesperson told Motherboard.
Google is not the first tech company to develop a tracking feature for facial recognition.
Earlier this year, a British company announced a similar tracking feature called “The Tracker,” which can detect people’s faces and other objects in real time, and that its use “will be limited to specific, targeted use in specific locations.”