Police in the U.S. are now using facial recognition technology to identify potential burglars by analyzing photos and videos from cameras in homes, businesses and other places.
The technology, which has been tested in dozens of cities, is part of the nationwide use of facial recognition in the wake of the November 2014 Boston Marathon bombing, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
The government says it is only using the technology to track individuals that are suspected of being involved in a crime.
The department says it has seen the technology help the department catch more than 500 suspects in more than 200 cases since November, and has used the technology in more cases in the past year.
Some critics have called it an overreach.
In June, the FBI released its first-ever report detailing the use of the technology, saying it is still being tested and it would be inappropriate to comment.
It was one of a series of reports released over the last year to the public about the use and misuse of facial-recognition technology, including those from the U,S.
Marshals Service, the Department